Tag Archive: George Osborne continues with his efforts to bugger up the economy

Feb 17 2016

Interval training – Thursday 18th February 2016

This Thursday’s interval session actually started life as a recipe for chocolate. It has its roots in a product that was first marketed by Pietro Ferreira back in 1946 as Pasta Gianduja. His son Michele later added palm oil to the recipe, rebranding it as Supercrema. Some years later, he further modified its composition and …

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Jan 04 2016

Looking ahead…

The first few months of this year bring with them (as they invariably do), the usual array of moderately enjoyable middle-distance events in which Barnes Runners club members like to compete to distract them from NHS waiting times, rampant deflation in the euro zone and – of course the expansion and inevitable breaking-apart of the universe. …

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Mar 18 2015

Interval training – Thursday 18 March 2015

The committee’s penultimate interval training session before British Summertime is deployed coincides with the Chancellor’s final budget before May’s general election. Consequently, utterances such as “Britain is walking tall again”, “fresh crackdown on tax avoidance and evasion” and “better-than-expected growth figures” must be heard (used ironically, of course, and bursting with an exotic blend of …

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Feb 16 2015

Sarah Lewis

Marshals needed for London Marathon

Want to marshal at London Marathon on Sunday April 26, 2015?  Barnes Runners are invited to marshal at a prime spot: a stretch of the Highway which runners pass twice, once at mile 13-14 and again at mile 22.   It promises to be a grand day out (if a long one), in the company of …

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Nov 27 2014

Barnes Runners is a cross country club

In late July 2014, sports documentary film maker Benjamin Hirsch met Treasurer Denise Bates in Richmond Park. The encounter was filmed.

Nov 16 2013

End-of-Year Celebratory Event

For many, December is an opportunity to reflect on events that have transpired over the previous few months: Benedict XVI’s resignation as pope (becoming the first to do so since Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294)… Croatia becoming the 28th member of the European Union… …

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Oct 13 2013

Three Mole Hills Relay Race – 24 November

So carefree and insouciant have people become in their use of language nowadays that certain words have become almost completely ineffective. Words such as “desperate” and “urgent” (and, of course, their cognates) are so overused that people have become desensitised to them. They have – for all intents and purposes – become meaningless. The club …

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Jul 25 2012

Thursday 26 July – Interval training

According to latest official figures, the UK recession has deepened, with the economy shrinking by 0.7% between April and June – even worse than the independent Barnes Runners think tank’s most pessimistic predictions. This week’s track session has been very cautiously put together by the Office for National Statistics  and is designed to give the …

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