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The_Seldom_Killer

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Jun 2018

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    I'd strongly recommend looking at volunteering opportunities in areas that interest you. Without any relevant experience, companies will be reluctant to take you on, especially if you're well clear of school leaver age. Volunteering gave me the chance to try a handful of things at the same time and once you've demonstrated a bit of willing and enthusiasm you'll often be trained and tasked with things that could take you a long time to get to in paid employment.

    I decided I wanted to work in either food or conservation. Now, after volunteering and then working in both I've decided to focus on conservation for the time being. Food generally involves a type of pressure and more anti-social hours than I'm prepared to commit to so, barring a rare daytime small production opportunity, conservation is better suited to my lifestyle.

    I'm now working seasonal work for the local authority's Parks and Outdoor Spaces Team (the same LA I rage-quit my office job from) while saving up to get tickets in woodchipping, pesticides and basic chainsaw felling.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I was too scared of losing a chunk of riding so just mine's in daily segments. Well done though. Hope to get back for a completion in the next couple of years.

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    Opinion differs to whether its a cross race with some fell running in it or a fell race with some cycling in it.

    Either way, I'm scared and excited in equal measure.

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    I've just had my entry for the 3 Peaks confirmed.

    Time to relearn how to run up a hill.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I did not. By the time I woke up again on Saturday morning I was quite physically and mentally drained and could only just focus on getting to Kinsale.

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    Going home. I have to be on the road up to Cork at 6am to catch a train. Trying to recover enough to make sure that happens.

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    Got to Kenmare around 7pm last night and has 440 to go. Decided on a roll of the dice to ride through the night but got caught in a storm. Around 2am was nearly hypothermic so put up the tent and climbed in the bag for a couple of hours. No chance of finishing in enough time so scratched and rolled to Kinsale.

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    Our very own @modan. I've bumped into him and his cousin a few times. Great lads.

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    Storm Hector is still hectoring me around the Dingle peninsula. Hoping to gain the upper hand at the turnaround.

    Shoulders still mangled and knee kicking off now. Not suffering from Aussie Gooch yet, which is nice.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Made it to Tralee, just.

    About three hours of feeling like you're crossing the Severn Bridge in a high crosswind. One long section of pan flat road and staying above 12k/h was a struggle. Shoulders absolutely destroyed.

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