Archive for October, 2009

N.G.R.A. Ch Sh – 17/10/2009

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Stanroph Stand By You – 1st Minor Puppy Dog

Quality puppy from any angle, lovely head & eye, excellent make and shape, nice bone, coat and condition, stylish little mover. Just lost out on maturity to BPD

Stanroph Smile and Smile – 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch, 3rd Puppy Bitch

Nice outline, sweet head with kindly expression, straight front, catlike feet, correct shoulder placement, well bent stifle.

Worksop & District C.S. – 17/10/2009

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Stanroph Stand By You – 1st Puppy, BEST PUPPY IN BREED

Yet another cracking puppy from this kennel, he came into the ring as if he owned it, stood foursquare, well chiselled head, level topline, correct tailset, nice tight feet, good bone, in full coat, moved excellently, a puppy I could take home.

Stanroph Smile & Shine – 4th Puppy

Gundog Society of Wales Ch Sh – 14/10/2009

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Stanroph Stand By You – 1st M/Puppy Dog

Quality baby, excellent conformation, very typical of this kennel, good layback of shoulder, well ribbed for age. Good reach of neck & topline, well angulated quarters, very balanced for 6 months, moved very well, well handled as always

WhiteRose C. S. – 10/10/2009

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Stanroph Stand By You – 1st Puppy, 2nd Junior, Best Puppy in Breed

Stanroph Smile and Shine – 4th Puppy

S.W.K.A, Ch Sh – 8/10/2009

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The 5 Best Defensive Driving Tips

We all know that driving can be dangerous. Although you can control what can be done behind your own wheel, unfortunately you can’t control what happens behind everyone else’s. The next best thing is to become a defensive driver.-

A defensive driver is someone who remains alert and ready for whatever may happen while on the road. Wondering how to become a great defensive driver yourself? Practice the following five defensive driving techniques to help reduce your risk of an accident while driving.

1. Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
Many accidents could be avoided if drivers looked far ahead to anticipate any hazards. Look out for pedestrians, bicyclists and pets along the road. Check your mirrors frequently, keep your eyes moving and look 20-30 seconds ahead of you down the road to anticipate issues.

If another driver is driving aggressively, the best thing to do is to get out of their way.

2. Maintain a Proper Following Distance
The biggest chance of getting in an accident is with the vehicle in front of you. Leaving 3-4 seconds worth of space on the road ahead of you will help to establish and maintain a safe driving distance. In addition, this cushion of space will provide adequate time for you to brake to a stop if needed.

If following a big truck or motorcycle, or driving at nighttime or in bad weather, increase your following distance.

3. Remove Any Distractions
Driving can be difficult enough without distractions! Whether it be eating, checking your cell phone or applying makeup, any distraction that takes your attention from the task of driving should be eliminated.

Staying focused should be the only task you’re doing while behind the wheel. Enable a “do not disturb” setting on your cell phone to completely remove the temptation of checking your phone while driving.

Checking that text message can wait until you get to your destination!

4. Watch Your Speed!
Keep in mind that the posted speed limits apply to ideal driving conditions. It’s up to you as the driver to adjust your driving pattern to match the weather conditions. Get the best driving instruction.

Remember that the higher the speed, the harder your vehicle is to control if something goes wrong.

5. Depend Only On Yourself
Although it’s important to be considerate of others while driving, you need to look out for yourself first and foremost. Plan your driving patterns by anticipating the worse-case scenarios.

For example, before proceeding through a green light at an intersection, check that everyone has stopped that should be. Don’t assume that another driver will let you merge on the highway, and watch that cyclists don’t swerve out of their bike lane.

Driving while you’re tired prevents you from reacting quickly to potential problems. Rest up before you get behind the wheel!

Stay Safe While on the Roads
Being a defensive driver is the best way to avoid accidents and to stay safe while driving.

Driffield Ch sh – 2/10/2009

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Here’s What Proper Running Form Actually Is and How Much You Should Care About It
It’s not always worth overthinking.
By Amy Marturana Winderl, C.P.T.

You’ve probably heard that running with the right form is paramount if you want to perform well and avoid injury. The same concept applies to any exercise across the board. But while you’ve probably (hopefully) found form instructions alongside the online workouts you try, or have been given form cues in a fitness class, proper running form is a bit more elusive. Unless you’re working with a coach, you’ve probably never had someone watch and critique the way you run. Visit

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. While there are some best practices when it comes to running, the truth is that everyone has a unique running style, says Reed Ferber, Ph.D., biomechanist, researcher, and director of the Running Injury Clinic at the University of Calgary. “There is no right way to run, nor is there a wrong way to run,” he says.

That being said, there are a few basic principles of good form worth keeping in mind. Some, like your head and arm positioning, are possible to change over time and may make running feel a bit easier, while others, like the way your foot strikes the ground, probably aren’t worth overthinking (more on that in a bit).


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Here’s what you need to know about good running form, including what’s worth paying attention to if you’re a recreational runner, what’s really not worth stressing over, and what you can do to make changes from a performance or pain-reduction standpoint. This is the best way to how to pass urine drug test.

Pay Attention to It: Overall Running Posture
When you’re running, your entire body is involved in some way. Good form starts from the top and follows many of the same tenants of good standing and walking posture.


Your head should face forward, with your neck in a neutral position (not craning up or tucked under). “Look ahead of you about 10 to 20 feet,” suggests Alison Désir, certified run coach and founder of Harlem Run, Run 4 All Women, and the podcast Finding Meaning (on the RUN). “This helps you with your alignment as well as keeps you safe so you don’t trip!” Your neck and shoulders should be relaxed. “You don’t want them hunched or rounded forward,” says Ferber.

Your arms should also be relaxed, says Ferber, with your elbows slightly bent. “Your arms are meant to keep you running in a straight line.” They do this by simply counterbalancing the rotation that’s happening in your hips and pelvis with each stride. (That’s why your right arm swings back when your right leg steps forward, and vice versa.) Désir also notes that your arms should not be crossing in front of your body. “This is less efficient and can lead you to change your posture, which can negatively impact your breathing,” she says.

Your torso should be upright and engaged. “Your power comes from your torso/core so you want to make sure that it’s erect and not slouched, which can make it difficult to breath,” says Désir. You should also lean forward slightly—about 10 degrees, says Ferber. “This helps to reduce braking forces and helps to propel you forward,” he says. Think about hinging forward just a bit from your hips, so that your lower back is entirely flat and not arched or rounded. For most people, a slight forward lean is necessary to keep the spine in a nice straight line.

Don’t Stress About It: Footstrike and Cadence
Footstrike is something you may have heard about when you were buying running shoes. Do you strike the ground primarily with your forefoot, midfoot, or heel? Ferber says that, ultimately, it doesn’t matter.


“If you want to change the way your foot strikes, it’s going to take a year to develop a new neuromotor pattern and get strong and flexible [in that new position], and you’re going to get injured,” Ferber says. “There’s no reason to do it. You’re not at a reduced injury risk, you’re just trading off one type of injury for another.” The best thing to do is find a shoe that feels comfortable for you and works with your specific way of running, he says. It may take some trial and error, so if you can, buy sneakers at a specialty running store with a good return policy. And then stop worrying about the exact way your foot hits the ground.

No matter which region of your foot you strike the ground with, your foot should ideally land underneath your body and your knee should be slightly flexed when you make contact, says Ferber. “That helps to absorb the shock wave.” If you take too big of a step, called overstriding, it may increase the amount of force on your knee, instead of efficiently distributing it up your body to stronger areas like your glutes and core.

Now feels like a good time to make a quick note about cadence. Your cadence is the number of steps you take per minute. There’s some debate in the running world about what an “ideal” cadence is for runners, and how beneficial it is to actively change yours. Ultimately, your best cadence is going to be different than someone who is taller or shorter than you. Overstriding, which can potentially put more pressure on your joints, happens when you have a lower cadence, so generally a very low cadence can be problematic. But unless you’re in pain or training to get a competitive edge (more on that later), it’s not necessary to stress about your specific cadence.

Pay Attention to It: Pain During or After Running
If there’s something off with your form, you’ll feel it. Poor running form can lead to injury, yes. But a better way to look at it is that pain during or after running is a sign that there’s likely a strength or mobility issue somewhere in your body that’s prompting you to run with poor form and ultimately causing you pain. To solve the problem, you have to determine the root of the issue and fix that, not just your form.

Muscle strength, mobility, stability, and proprioception (the body’s ability to tell where you are in space) are all important factors that impact the way you run, says Carley Schleien, P.T., D.P.T., of Spear Physical Therapy in New York City. If you’re experiencing pain from running, it could be caused by a multitude of things. “Issues can come from weak glutes, really tight hip flexors or quads, or you might just not have a sufficient range of motion in the hips,” Schleien says. When she sees patients for running-related problems, she runs a series of drills to assess their mobility, flexibility, and strength, before she even watches them run.a

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