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BS: 'Taking part'

Bonzo3legs 07 Jul 21 - 03:14 AM
Rain Dog 07 Jul 21 - 03:33 AM
Doug Chadwick 07 Jul 21 - 04:08 AM
Rain Dog 07 Jul 21 - 04:14 AM
Jos 07 Jul 21 - 04:15 AM
Steve Shaw 07 Jul 21 - 04:19 AM
Steve Shaw 07 Jul 21 - 04:22 AM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 07 Jul 21 - 04:24 AM
Doug Chadwick 07 Jul 21 - 04:50 AM
JHW 07 Jul 21 - 05:53 AM
Mr Red 07 Jul 21 - 07:37 AM

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Subject: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 03:14 AM

Seen on twitter recently:

"My kids neither won nor lost today at #sportsday, It was all about ‘taking part’ ??"

Most adults suffer losses regularly - losing jobs, contracts, failing tests etc.
Children need to know how to cope with losing, it’s part of life.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Rain Dog
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 03:33 AM

Said the man who has an adantage in the three legged race.

It is a mixture of both.

Kids having a kick around in the park.

All those taking part in fun runs, marathons etc?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 04:08 AM

"Fun run" is an oxymoron.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Rain Dog
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 04:14 AM

Egg and spoon race?
Sack race?
Wheelbarrow race?
Not forgetting the pancake race.

Do they count as fun runs?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Jos
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 04:15 AM

'"Fun run" is an oxymoron.'

Yes, it's the same kind of 'double speak' as in 'fun-size bananas'.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 04:19 AM

Couldn't agree more, Doug. When I was in my thirties I was a very keen cyclist (fun only, never in a competitive way) and I covered thousands of miles a year commuting to work and just cycling for fun. One day we took our two little kids for a picnic in a big open field in Epping Forest. For a laugh, and to the kids' amusement, I took off and ran round the field, around a quarter of a mile.


I couldn't walk for a week. I'm simply not built for running.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 04:22 AM

"Fun-size bananas"

The only fun involved in eating "fun-size Mars Bars" comes when you eat at least five of them...


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 04:24 AM

Although not overweight, well not then, I was not built for speed as a kid. I was in the last few in all the running races, until one day we did a cross country run of about 5 miles. Suddenly I was up there near the head of the pack. it turned out that I had stamina not speed.

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 04:50 AM

I have never been good at running and, in my last sports day at junior school, I was put into the obstacle race along with the other no-hopers. One obstacle was a tarpaulin stretched out and pegged down for the whole race to wriggle under. I arrived at it pretty much in last place but emerged first. By the final part, the sack race stage, I was still ahead and that race became deadly serious - as important as any gold medal won by Usain Bolt. I remember vividly being cheered across the line in first place by the school caretaker.

My elation didn't last long. When I went up to collect my prize (an Airfix kit of a model aeroplane), the Headmaster turned to one of the teachers and said in an incredulous voice "What, him?"

Life can be cruel!

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: JHW
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 05:53 AM

I did loads of cycling at school. 'Training' rides every evening but was never keen on events. Don't suppose it did me any harm though. May have helped todays legs go walkies. I enjoyed bike rides. Taking Part does you good.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Taking part'
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 07:37 AM

>Not forgetting the pancake race.

Do they count as fun runs?


Yes if you eat the produce. And you get to sing "the Wild Shrover"






I'll get my spoon................... and egg that should be une eouf.


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