Monthly Archives: March 2013

The day I Iearned the word “Bereavement”, aged 14yrs 1month

I had gone back to school after my Dad died in a car accident in the summer holidays, and now it was time for Scouts to re-start. We all lined up, and the leader called us all to order, silence … Continue reading

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Week 8 & 9, and the Joy of Shoes

One of the great things about running as a pastime is that you don’t really need a lot of specialist or expensive equipment. Note I said “need”: there is no end to the “want” of all sorts of delights from … Continue reading

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When things go… just right! TWICE!

Let’s face it, life can be a bit crap sometimes. Work; deadlines and to-do lists; traffic jams; DIY; precious time lost to things you ought to do, rather than enjoy doing. And that’s even without the backdrop of disaster and disease, … Continue reading

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Week 7 – On pace, and patience

I had to have a good talk with myself this week. I was away with work and did a run from my favourite hotel, right on the sea-front. It was a beautiful evening, chilly as the dramatic setting sun turned … Continue reading

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