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Paula Radcliffe

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kittylester Tue 08-Sep-15 16:02:21

has been 'effectively implicated' during a parliamentary hearing as having cheated during her racing career.

She has denied it.

If it turns out to be true I would be totally shocked. I don't know if it's because I used to see her running round our town where she was at University and I feel she is 'one of ours' or because of her stance against drug usage in sport.

It would be like Cilla all over again. shock

Alea Tue 08-Sep-15 16:06:08

I too think of Paula as "one of ours", having taught her French many years ago at her secondary school. I like to think my athletic prowess inspired her too hmmgrin

kittylester Tue 08-Sep-15 16:14:44

I stepped out of the post office once and she ran past me so quickly I was nearly bowled over - she was superb to watch.

Your influence will have kept her on the straight and narrow too Alea. smile

grannylyn65 Tue 08-Sep-15 16:20:56

Cilla? What have I missed??

kittylester Tue 08-Sep-15 16:24:11

She died!

kittylester Tue 08-Sep-15 16:24:49

Sorry that was abrupt. But it was very shocking!

grannylyn65 Tue 08-Sep-15 16:30:14

Oh, I thought you meant someone had been muckraking as they do; I still am in shock re Rolf Harris .

grannylyn65 Tue 08-Sep-15 16:31:52

Suppose I am a naive ( spelling ) Old Lady!

kittylester Tue 08-Sep-15 16:34:26

I was in shock about Rolf too, but I'm over that!

grannylyn65 Tue 08-Sep-15 16:39:20

Sadly, there is always another one.

Coolgran65 Tue 08-Sep-15 16:43:52

Hope all is good for Paula Radcliffe.
Her husband's family come from our village.

thatbags Tue 08-Sep-15 16:49:30

I didn't find Cilla's death shocking. These things happen to non-famous people all the time. Just saying.

The stuff about Rolf H was (is) shocking.

kittylester Tue 08-Sep-15 16:51:36

It shocked me bags and quite a few other people.

thatbags Tue 08-Sep-15 16:52:56

So it seems.

thatbags Tue 08-Sep-15 16:54:13

Do not read anything else into what I have said. I just didn't find the news of Cilla's death shocking. That is absolutely all I've said.

kittylester Tue 08-Sep-15 16:55:54


grannylyn65 Tue 08-Sep-15 17:53:49

Indeed !

rosequartz Tue 08-Sep-15 18:47:46

Sounds like a malicious headline.

Do you remember the one when Prince Charles was young:
'Prince Charles categorically denies taking drugs'

When asked by a reporter if he had indulged.
Well, of course he would deny it if he had never taken them.

chelseababy Tue 08-Sep-15 20:36:29

Hope they don't have to rename Paula Radcliffe way which is a local bypass.