Philomena

In the opening scene of the movie ‘Philomena’, a doctor prescribes running as the antidote to the main character, Martin’s, depression. It’s not of course a movie about running and a few years ago I probably wouldn’t have noticed Martin’s poor, lumbering gate in the first running snippet, nor his improved running technique as the …

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NM Galaxy Race 12km- Secret Results & Phantom Prizes

If you ran the race, you’re very much aware of the NM Galaxy 12km run’s deficiencies - lighting, toilets, loudspeaker, legible distance markers, inaccurate route distance, not to mention the endurance event that was race bib collection! Plenty of people have been voicing complaints and suggestions on these issues, an others, on the NM Galaxy …

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D-Day Minus 4 months

Moving sucks. And it doesn't get easier emotionally (nor practically). And even when you know from experience that things usually work out, that children adjust to new schools, that new houses can be turned into new homes, that the nuances of every traffic system/shopping mall/currency/phone/culture/kitchen can be learned, and even new friends (and in this …

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I’m going to Run this Year

Being a European, raised predominantly after the advent of metrification, I have no concept of miles. Whereas I have a pretty good feel for pace if someone tells me that they run a 6min kilometer, I am clueless about whether this is faster or slower than an 8min mile. I mean I could figure it …

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When an LSD turns into a PB

Smothering with a head cold, and cursing the loss of my MacBook Pro which simply went to sleep last night and couldn’t be awoken this morning, it seems like the best thing to do between vicious sneezes and nose blowing is dwell on the past. The immediate past that is. Before my nose started to …

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