Category Archives: Athletics

Park Run

The sweat is stinging your eyes, your lungs are bursting and your legs feel like one of those Hartley Jellies Mum used to make. After 5k you collapse over the line,  a gasping, sweating, wobbly mass that was previously a … Continue reading

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Determination (Is that all you need?)

This morning I attended the Peter Pan Parkrun and seem to have a problem getting sub 23 minutes for a 5K, but that’s not a lack of determination or is it? I have felt under attack recently by the sub … Continue reading

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I Don’t Think I’m a Feminist

Well not in a literal sense and there are so many variations today I think it’s probably best left to the women as I wouldn’t want to encroach, it’s laughable in one way that women create a movement to give … Continue reading

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Live to Run, Run to Live

The story so far; when I was a kid I was pretty damn good at athletics but someone put paid to the enthusiasm, remember Mr Trudd?  he was the teacher who loved to batter the ‘less able.’ By the time I … Continue reading

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The School Bully and Why I didn’t Run

This is a true story but the names have been changed if you recognise yourself then it’s probably you 🙂 Every school has a bully, ours was called Mr Trudd he was around forty five, we were twelve-years-old. He had … Continue reading

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Why I Run

This is a good question and I’m answering it on the hoof, so to speak. I started running because I needed to improve my lung capacity, if you remember this was mentioned in the ‘I Left Home’ series and it … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

I had no intention of writing this, in fact I was going to write a little post about my visit to The Royal Opera House and the phenomenal Mariinksy Ballet, but as always I digress and that will have to wait … Continue reading

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Does The Media Annoy You Too?

Are London 2017 World Championships the end of an era for athletics in Britain? ALAN TYERS I have to ask the question, WHY? Why couldn’t this headline have said. ‘Athletic stars leave a legacy to motivate and inspire.’ Or. ‘Retiring champions leave … Continue reading

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