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Joined: 15 May 2003
Location: North Wales
Occupation: After giving 27 full time years to the NHS I am now a self employed support worker.
Interests: Triathlon, cycling and sport!!!

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Who is Sue?
Not telling, you can all have your own images Very Happy
--ooeerrr, but they may go totally wrong when we meet --as I hope we will, so I'd better spill some beans.
Born ?- yes I was, my Mum said.
A Yorkshire lass, brought up on rugby league, in Hull.
From A levels to Manchester Royal to study -and pass -Physiotherapy.
Moved from there to Consett, 'twix Newcastle and Durham, then to Cambrideshire then to Surrey. Now in the beautiful land of Wales.
After doing the "rounds" in Physio' I specialised with adults who have a learning disability, and did so for 17years. Gosh sounds a long time when you see it in print. Its a field I really loved, I have learnt an awful lot about human nature, building up relationships and communication. I used to be very shy --no laughing in the back row there- and I'm sure this work has helped a great deal. But after 27 full time years in the NHS I decided that I was fed up with the politics that made "work" difficult if you tried to fight against it to what you believed. So after moving to Wales I decided on a complete change in al my life and Im now a self employed support worker and liking it. I ran, in a fashion about 22 years ago when we had 2 spotty dogs that I had to keep up with, then it fizzled as they got old. Re-started 8 years ago as a bet to do a 10mile race-- and never looked back. Got into triathlon after finishing my 1st marathon and after 6 months of disciplined training there was an anticlimax of not knowing what else to do, so did a tri-a-tri and moved on from there. I must say if it hadnt been for everyone being soooooo motivatiing and friendly on TT I would not have ventured this far.
still on page one after over 2 years
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:08 pm Sue
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Well I dont come on here often nowadays, even less often look at the blogs.
I wrote on Paul's yesterday, wondered where my blog was and found it still to be on page one. Didnt remember what my last post was about until Ive re read.

Biking has been my therapy in this new chapter of my life.
I'm a member of VCMelyd which is a friendly club and we have 40% female members of which Ive some very good friends.
Last year I achieved my most miles ever in a year, finishing with 6721miles. Pleased since I didnt think I would do it. I achieved my other goal of more miles on the bike then in the car.
I'm fortunate that I work part time so ample time to get en-velo.
We have a ladies group on a Wednesday, "ladies of a certain age" since the youngest is 50 this year. I seem to have taken over the role of route master and we all challenged ourselves over the summer with distance and hills.
I also overcame my anxiety and went on the club week in Denia, Spain, and really enjoyed it
--have booked for this year already.

I still walk, usually a round trip of 6 miles to work.
Started running gently in the summer and now as long as I stick to 5k my knee niggle doesnt get bad. I even for the first time in ages got under 9 min mileiing
--gone are the day of 8 min mileing for upto 20 miles but I'll take sub 9 m.m

Havent swum for about a year but just today re looked at the pool time table and hope to get back into it. Its the times with lanes that are either very early or very late and also busy but will try to achieve.

My days of triathlons and time trialling are over, too lazy to want to train as opposed to just bike or run, been there and done that springs to mind.
I just exercise for mental therapy, to keep fit and so that I can eat more
--I am at my lowest weight for many years which spurs me on to keep on the move.

If anyone comes on blogs, and gets to this point, thanks for reading and good luck for 2018 in what you want to do Smile

PS I now cant remember how to add/ change my photos at the top Confused

Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:02 am Wheezy
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Lovely to hear from you Sue. Chapeau on the mileage last year. I sneaked over the 6000 mile barrier on my last ride of the year, although many of my miles were on the turbo, so I've been told by many folks that that doesn't count! Seems like you've got the balance just right. All the best. Alex
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:41 am Paul L
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Hi Sue, welcome back to Blogland. I also remember the days where you would end up on Page 2 if you hadn't updated in a week, let a lone a year. I believe most of the regular Bloggers have now switched to Facebook instead. But it is good to hear from you after the sadness of your last post. I did a bit of research and you can change the photos in your header like this:
- Menu Box (Top left corner of your blog)
- Control Panel
- Options
- Use Personal header (Edit Personal Header)
I must confess, after all these years, using the above, I've finally managed to add some photos to the top of my own Blog.
Take care, Paul. Smile

Last Blog Posts
still on page one after over 2 years
A note to friends
forgive me for i have sinned

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West Cheshire Time Trial Series

27th Feb =14mileTT on D14/2
=a poor 45m42

11th April =10mileTT on D10/19
=a slow 28m52

18th April =24mileHillyTT on D24/1
=a hard 1hr38m23

25th April =The Bay Dash 60ml sportive !!!
=broken chain 42 miles in

2nd May = 50mileTT on D50/3
=windy n hard 2hr43m13= avg 18.38mph

16th June =10mileTT on D10/19
= 27m12=avg 22.06mph

29th Aug = 25mileTT on D25/8

5th Sept = Lanwrst sprint tri
1hr44m44 with 9.30S 1.07B 27m59R
2nd in AG

12th Sept =10mileTT on D10/15
29m22 after crashing off

19th Sept = 25mileTT on D25/8
1hr16 not fast but fastest west cheshire lady so get a prize

10th Oct = Hilly TT on DHC/1

Also ofcourse our weekely club 8.6mileTT's
2011 events
I'll do a summary Rolling Eyes
Bike PB's
10mileTT D10/19course=27m02 = ladies club silver standard

25mileTT D25/8course = 1hr13m33 = ladies club bronze standard

30mileTT D30/6course = 1hr26m54= ladies silver club std
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