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Running with an Urti

I have been looking after someone’s urti for the past few days. I don’t know to whom he belongs, but it has meant that my activity levels have been lower than I would have liked this week.  342 more words


An Update (A good one!)

I feel I start the majority of my blogs by apologising, so this time, I’m not doing it.

But my bad, it’s been a while. 526 more words


Running a Country Cousin

To paraphrase Brendan Behan, I’m not sure if I’m a runner with writing problems or a writer with running problems. When I sit down to compose these running posts, I always try to find a suitable title that will provide a good peg for the story, and one that will hopefully spark some curiosity. 460 more words


Running Like a Penguin

Further to last week’s post (Running Against the Rules), I have received a warning letter from the marathon police threatening to confiscate one of my training shoes for a week. 363 more words


I'm looking for your support for Mesothelioma sufferers. Every little helps.

Last November my Uncle Willie (Vidler) passed away.  The cause of his death was the horrific cancer known as Mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium). 443 more words


Marathon Spotlight - Alan Brown

This #marathonspotlight comes from the man known as “Grandad Muzungo” Mr Alan Brown.  Alan is another of the Parkrun regulars and completes the pacing accurately week on week.   663 more words

Running Against the Rules

It is not widely known that we elite athletes have to sign up to a solemn code of practice once we put on our personalised running shoes. 470 more words