Category Archives: Running

Driving me round the bend

“Well, how was London ?” Like many other marathon runners, the end of April for me was spent staring at my feet or the middle distance trying to answer this question without being completely boring or self-obsessed.  In any case, … Continue reading

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Brass In Pocket

Sometimes I fear that this blog is just turning into a whole load of middle-aged, middle-England, middle-class whines at the state of the nation. So the next time I sit down with my laptop and rattle off a few choice … Continue reading

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Shock news – knee bone is indeed connected to the thigh bone

I’m acutely aware that it has become my habit to use this blog as a kind of substitute mother figure for complaining about all my aches and pains. Probably fair enough, as I’m also aware of my real mother’s rather … Continue reading

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Nothing can go wrong now…

Ok, so I was a little surprised when a number of people approached me today and suggested that I might be a bit simple for thinking I could run a marathon on a treadmill. After all, I should be able … Continue reading

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Somethin’ Stupid

Here’s a short list of things that don’t work properly when I go running: 1.Lower back, following recent bizarre gardening accident. This one kicks in on long runs, and if I’m stupid enough to lift anything heavier than a paperback … Continue reading

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Longman’s AV fails again

I always have a regret or two during holidays in France. Last year I managed to put my back out doing something stupid in the garden. The year before I managed to, well, put myself in a very embarrassing position … Continue reading

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Walking Back to (GN) Happiness*

A long time ago, the then leader of Bhutan was interviewed, and was asked about his understanding of Gross National Productivity in Bhutan. He replied that he wasn’t particularly interested in GNP, but that he was really interested in something … Continue reading

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