Nike ladies’ trainers from Millet Sports
Apr28

Nike ladies’ trainers from Millet Sports

When I upped my running game from jogger to runner way back in the autumn of 2010, I was advised that the Mizuno Wave Inspire was the best trainer for my running style. And I’ve been wearing them ever since. I’m now on my fourth pair. I’ve signed up for the Cheltenham half marathon again in the autumn and I was at the point of wondering whether I needed to buy a new pair of trainers before then. So I was very pleased...

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The GCSEs, the Levellers and (almost) the ultimate sacrifice
Apr27

The GCSEs, the Levellers and (almost) the ultimate sacrifice

It’s three years since we saw my favourite band, the Levellers, at the Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. It was amazing. I’ve seen the Levellers A LOT of times over the years – I think at least once a year every year since I first saw them at Glastonbury in 1992. And I never tire of them. Since then, the Wychwood Festival has become a real tradition for our family. We don’t go for the weekend, we just...

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Talking to my daughter about puberty
Apr25

Talking to my daughter about puberty

I’ve been meaning to talk to my daughter about puberty for nearly 18 months now, but somehow it just didn’t happen. We were always busy and it was hard to find time, as well as space where we wouldn’t be interrupted by the boys. But she’s 11 now. I really needed to do it. Of course my biggest fear was that she would start her periods and would have no idea what was happening. But I didn’t actually think...

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Parkrun: Four PBs in a row
Apr24

Parkrun: Four PBs in a row

It took me nearly a year of pushing myself to knock a single second off my Parkrun PB. A week later, unbelievably, I knocked another 17 seconds off my PB. Remarkably, a week later, I knocked a further five seconds off to get my 5k PB down to exactly 23 minutes. The following week, I didn’t just think I’d get a PB again, I didn’t hope I’d get a PB again, I KNEW I’d get a PB again. On the third week,...

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Silent Sunday 23.4.17
Apr22

Silent Sunday 23.4.17

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