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Old 09-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #16
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I cannot understand it. It is the sort of thing you'd expect to happen to 'couch potatoes' rather than young, supposedly fit sportsmen!
There can be asymptomatic heart defects that affect young athletes http://www.sportssafety.org/articles/heart-disease/

As for the boat race pillock, it was apparently some kind of protest at University elitism
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #17
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Some trunks for you e-fitz ?

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #18
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Brilliant - I must have some....but do I go for the "Thin Strap" or the "Super Thin Strap"......
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:29 AM   #19
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Are there any instances when the Boat Race was re-run?
It was restarted from the half way point in 2001 when there was a clash of blades and an oar was lost. Oxford appealed for the whole race to be re-run, but their appeal was denied

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That would've happened anyway - I do hope the rower is OK and recovering.
It wouldn't necessarily, It was actually an Oxford rower who was hospitalised, as a result of having to row as one of 7, with them still carrying the weight of 8, when one of them broke an oar following the restart. Without the restart as a result of the pillock's actions, it may not have happened at all.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:30 AM   #20
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There can be asymptomatic heart defects that affect young athletes http://www.sportssafety.org/articles/heart-disease/

As for the boat race pillock, it was apparently some kind of protest at University elitism
By a guy educated at one of Australia's premier schools and a graduate of the London School of Economics
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:31 AM   #21
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It wouldn't necessarily, It was actually an Oxford rower who was hospitalised, as a result of having to row as one of 7, with them still carrying the weight of 8, when one of them broke an oar following the restart. Without the restart as a result of the pillock's actions, it may not have happened at all.
Thanks Brian. Incidentally I wasn't being dismissive about the rower's plight, unfortunately I still have problems expressing myself and may be blunt when I shouldn't.

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #22
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is this thread being increasingly contributed to by semi-naked men willing to show as much as (or more than) might be wise.

is there a trend on the swimclub website, or is this thread particularly attractive to our more liberal brethren!

suffice to say i shall not be attaching any pictures of my, or anybody else's, anatomy

on a separate, but related, point, I do miss the ''alter imagos'' of the likes of juicey lucy et al

have all the 'old brigade' abandoned the site forever? pushed or disillusioned???
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #23
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have all the 'old brigade' abandoned the site forever? pushed or disillusioned???
Juicy remains banned and I suffered a stroke last November and only just regaining the ability to write something passably legible, otherwise as far as I know everybody is around. The swimming scene seems quiet as far forums are concerned.

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Old 13-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #24
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Unfortunately, travel costs are sooooo expensive nowadays that this old dog can't afford to compete much anymore - hence it looses it's appeal to contribute to swim forums.

Still around and lurking though...putting in my sixpenn'th every so often.

JL is still banned as far as I know.
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Are there any instances when the Boat Race was re-run?



That would've happened anyway - I do hope the rower is OK and recovering.

What I do find disturbing is the number of fit young men who are being hit by dangerous illnesses that normally are found amongst those of middle- or old age. A footballer keels over on the pitch during a match after a heart attack but was resuscitated (sp?). Meanwhile a young rugby player just drops dead on the pitch - I suspect from a heart attack?

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