Category Archives: Running

Running into my Fourth Age… or maybe not at all

I nearly closed this blog at the turn of the year. Not because I don’t have things to say, but rather because I don’t have the bandwidth these days to set it down. In the end I renewed the fee … Continue reading

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Race Review: Harewood House Half Marathon (No 2)

You know that feeling when something is SO GOOD you feel sure that doing it again may be a disappointment? Well, the British Heart Foundation Harewood Half Marathon was every bit as good on its second running as first time … Continue reading

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Half-Marathon No 45: me and my body going for a run…

It’s the night before a race; and once more I have that delicious mix of uncertainty and excitement. A half-marathon, this will be my 45th so I’m not exactly a novice; but this will be the first time I have … Continue reading

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Robin Hood Half-Marathon – Review

EVENT: ROBIN HOOD HALF MARATHON, NOTTINGHAM Sunday 27th September 2015 (Start 9:30) RECOMMENDED? Definitely WHERE IS IT? Starts by the River Trent close to the cricket and Forest and County football grounds, leaves the city past the Castle, takes in … Continue reading

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If a run is worth doing it’s worth repeating

September 1994. That was when we first met. And we have had a deep and meaningful relationship ever since: not always smooth, admittedly, but as the years have passed rather than become wearisome it has actually deepened. That was the … Continue reading

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20 ways you can tell you’re a PROPER runner

(Note: This piece first appeared on Run Leeds, slightly abridged, in August 2015.)   There are things in your washing which no-one else but you will touch. You look at a section of road or bridleway and think to yourself … Continue reading

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Race review: Harewood House Half Marathon

EVENT: BHF HAREWOOD HOUSE HALF-MARATHON Sunday 8th February 2015 (Start 10:00)  RECOMMENDED? Definitely (if you’re ok with trails!) WHERE IS IT? Just a few miles due-north of Leeds on the A61, heading towards Harrogate. Harewood House is a stately home … Continue reading

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