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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 1 days ending Jan 8, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run1 58:00 6.21(9:20) 10.0(5:48)
  Total1 58:00 6.21(9:20) 10.0(5:48)

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Sunday Jan 8, 2017 #


Great moments in sports governance: from Wisden 2016.

"Formerly known as Seeduwa Raddoluwa, the club were taken over in 2011 by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, whose chairman, Priyath Bandu Wickrama Munige, became their president and had played two first-class matches for them with the aim of qualifying to compete for office at Sri Lanka Cricket. He could have captured a wicket with his first delivery, on debut against Colombo in 2012-13, aged 39, but dropped a return catch offered by Nimesh Perera".

(I seem to recall that sometime in the 1990s, the Brisbane Bears organised for a 40-something to sit on the bench for Southport in the last game of the season in order to qualify his son for father-son selection under the rules that existed at the time?).

Organisational teams are fairly common in the subcontinent. The Pakistan Power and Water Development Authority are pretty useless at their core business of supplying electricity and water, but their cricket team's good...
7 AM

Run 58:00 [3] 10.0 km (5:48 / km)

It was Melbourne's fourth-hottest night on record. I wasn't sure how I'd respond to the conditions (nudging 30 at 6am), so decided to commit myself to an hour or so and then see how it felt after that. Didn't feel too bad running initially, but was clearly losing water faster than I could put it in, and weakening noticeably towards the end. Would have liked to have got another long run under my belt, but at least last Sunday is in the bag, and the conditions next weekend will be a lot kinder than this.

Hasn't been the most enjoyable of weekends, thanks mainly to being beaten up (metaphorically speaking) by a couple of climate change sceptics as a result of an article I wrote which was published on the Conversation on Friday. One of them is up to 35 comments (and counting), at least a few of which are possibly bordering on defamatory, but I've got better things to do with $100K than spend it on legal fees putting that to the test.

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