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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Winning triathlon and claiming disability benefit Reply with quote

Hmm...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-40667991

I'm half half on this, I know people who are genuinely disabled and have muscled through to be able to race.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could he not push through the pain without the public paying for it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Could he not push through the pain without the public paying for it?


Not sure he'd have been able to sort the flights and mountain guide without our tax pounds.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He must also have some other source of income as all of these activities don't come cheap.

Even if he was in pain, he is clearly sufficiently mobile to do a wide range of jobs. From the picture, he clearly spends many hours in the gym, I am sure that sitting at a desk or stacking shelves or a whole host of other jobs would be possible
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Winning triathlon and claiming disability benefit Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:

I'm half half on this, I know people who are genuinely disabled and have muscled through to be able to race.


Sounds like a fair cop to me; he said he could only walk 50m on even surfaces in 2015, and then went on to climb Kilimanjaro & do a Triathlon in the same year.

I guess the difference between genuine permanent disabilities that have been acknowledge by the authorities (and the ability to do para sports) is that his are 'injuries' can be rehabilitated. Lots of grey areas for lawyers to debate in any case.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF is the "adult taster category": did he have to stop every few minutes and sip the latest chardonnay or something?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moonmonkey02 wrote:
WTF is the "adult taster category": did he have to stop every few minutes and sip the latest chardonnay or something?


People who are too rubbish to even compete with their age group, but want to win.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
moonmonkey02 wrote:
WTF is the "adult taster category": did he have to stop every few minutes and sip the latest chardonnay or something?


People who are too rubbish to even compete with their age group, but want to win.


Is that not Novice category by another name?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moonmonkey02 wrote:
WTF is the "adult taster category": did he have to stop every few minutes and sip the latest chardonnay or something?


I feel I would excel in this category
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Exile wrote:
moonmonkey02 wrote:
WTF is the "adult taster category": did he have to stop every few minutes and sip the latest chardonnay or something?


I feel I would excel in this category


The campaign to include this group in all future triathlons starts here, today.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Winning triathlon and claiming disability benefit Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:

I'm half half on this, I know people who are genuinely disabled and have muscled through to be able to race.


Sounds like a fair cop to me; he said he could only walk 50m on even surfaces in 2015, and then went on to climb Kilimanjaro & do a Triathlon in the same year.

I guess the difference between genuine permanent disabilities that have been acknowledge by the authorities (and the ability to do para sports) is that his are 'injuries' can be rehabilitated. Lots of grey areas for lawyers to debate in any case.


Yeah he's clearly lied. No way he shouldn't be working.

It's just that there are all sorts of 'hidden' disabilities you can still get fit and race, look like an athlete but still be truly disabled.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see the adults I have to taste before making any firm commitment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattsurf wrote:
He must also have some other source of income as all of these activities don't come cheap.

Even if he was in pain, he is clearly sufficiently mobile to do a wide range of jobs. From the picture, he clearly spends many hours in the gym, I am sure that sitting at a desk or stacking shelves or a whole host of other jobs would be possible


If he received a medical discharge that the MOD are liable for then he will be in receipt of a 'war pension'
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JaRok2300 wrote:
I'd like to see the adults I have to taste before making any firm commitment.

I think Foul Ron would go for it no matter. He'd rock in that category.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrace wrote:
JaRok2300 wrote:
I'd like to see the adults I have to taste before making any firm commitment.

I think Foul Ron would go for it no matter. He'd rock in that category.


He'd suck in that category
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