WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by AlanS » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:56 am

No further entries received, so the leaderboard above can be considered final.

Well done to Alan (not me) for the fastest actual time, and to Philip for the fastest adjusted time. But, of course, many congratulations to alan (not me) for taking overall honours. =D>

No female entries this month, I'm afraid. :(

The WAARC will take a break this month, so as to not interfere with anyone in final preparations for the Scottish and/or English IRC. It will return in February, however. :fssmile:

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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by billwright » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:05 am

Thanks for getting the WARC up and running Alan. =D> =D> I've enjoyed those that I've done and Looking forward to the next one.

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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by Paul Victory » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:50 pm

AlanS wrote:No further entries received, so the leaderboard above can be considered final.
And I managed to finish last, as predicted. :cry: :lol:

Hopefully, I'll be back in the swing of things by February and will target 2nd last.

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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by AlanS » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:54 am

Paul Victory wrote:And I managed to finish last, as predicted. :cry: :lol:
I'd prefer to think of it as finishing 11th out of all the hundreds of males in Free Spirits. :fssmile:

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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:04 am

AlanS wrote:I'd prefer to think of it as finishing 11th out of all the hundreds of males in Free Spirits. :fssmile:
Yes, that's a much better way of looking at it. :mrgreen:
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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by strider77 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:18 pm

I echo Bills sentiments Alan-the other one, thanks for all you hard work =D>

Following last month's effort I got the Norovirus followed by a cold/flu bug thingy that refuses to go away so not likely to trouble the leaderboard this month :oops:
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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:27 pm

strider77 wrote:I echo Bills sentiments Alan-the other one, thanks for all you hard work =D>

Following last month's effort I got the Norovirus followed by a cold/flu bug thingy that refuses to go away so not likely to trouble the leaderboard this month :oops:
I would also like to thank Alan for all the hard work.

I've no idea what a Norovirus is, bur I definitely have the cold/flu thingy that refuses to go away. :roll:
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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by Shang-Chi » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:39 am

Paul Victory wrote:
strider77 wrote:I echo Bills sentiments Alan-the other one, thanks for all you hard work =D>

Following last month's effort I got the Norovirus followed by a cold/flu bug thingy that refuses to go away so not likely to trouble the leaderboard this month :oops:
I would also like to thank Alan for all the hard work.

I've no idea what a Norovirus is, bur I definitely have the cold/flu thingy that refuses to go away. :roll:
You can easily look it up on Wikipedia! :wink: We call it Roskilde-syge a.k.a. Norwalk disease with nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain. I missed it so far! [-o<
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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by Paul Victory » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:19 am

Shang-Chi wrote:You can easily look it up on Wikipedia! :wink: [-o<
After hearing that brief description, I think I'm better off not knowing!
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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by Shang-Chi » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:41 pm

Paul Victory wrote:
Shang-Chi wrote:You can easily look it up on Wikipedia! :wink: [-o<
After hearing that brief description, I think I'm better off not knowing!
:lol: maybe you can learn more. There's quite a bit to read from.

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Noroviruses are a genetically diverse group of single-stranded RNA, non-enveloped viruses in the Caliciviridae family.[1] The viruses are transmitted by fecally-contaminated food or water; by person-to-person contact;[2] and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces.[3] Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans,[4] and affect people of all ages.[4]
Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain, and in some cases, loss of taste. General lethargy, weakness, muscle aches, headache, coughs, and low-grade fever may occur. The disease is usually self-limiting, and severe illness is rare. A small number of people die, mostly the very young, elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.
Winter vomiting bug is a common term for noroviruses in the UK, because the virus tends to cause vomiting and to spread more easily in winter, when people tend to spend more time indoors and near to each other.[5]
After infection, immunity to norovirus is usually incomplete and temporary.[6] Outbreaks of norovirus infection often occur in closed or semiclosed communities, such as long-term care facilities, overnight camps, hospitals, prisons, dormitories, and cruise ships, where the infection spreads very rapidly either by person-to-person transmission or through contaminated food.[7] Many norovirus outbreaks have been traced to food that was handled by one infected person.[8]
Norovirus is rapidly inactivated by either sufficient heating or by chlorine-based disinfectants, but the virus is less susceptible to alcohols and detergents, as it does not have a lipid envelope.[9]
The genus name Norovirus is derived from Norwalk virus, which causes approximately 90% of epidemic nonbacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world,[10] and may be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the United States
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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by Paul Victory » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:48 pm

Thanks Mikkel :~c
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Re: WAARC - December 2012 - 5km

Post by Shang-Chi » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:02 pm

Paul Victory wrote:Thanks Mikkel :~c
Excatly! The thought that some people, who isn't cleanly, toilet trained or housebroken after toilet visits, in out time of ages, is just unbelievable and makes me wonder if they have learned anything at all. :-k :~c :~c :~c It is grotty people who is blame for such epidemics. I heard about a restaurant in Copenhagen where the cook didn't wash his hands thoroughly after visiting the toilet, and made 300 guests sick. #-o He is now out of business for good, What an idiot. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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