Category Archives: Athletics

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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