The athlete blows it out of the sandpit
Jun24

The athlete blows it out of the sandpit

I told you recently about how my son’s long jump has been going from strength to strength this season. He achieved his dream of jumping six metres. But within three weeks, my athlete had blown that out of the water. Or out of the sandpit, so to speak. It started with the county championships. His first jump was 5.98. Very good for a first jump. Then he jumped 5.89 and 5.93. Not quite six metres, but still very good. And he was...

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Silent Sunday 23.6.19
Jun23

Silent Sunday 23.6.19

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Project 365 2019 Weeks 24 & 25
Jun22

Project 365 2019 Weeks 24 & 25

It’s been another busy couple of weeks, with another half marathon, the end of the A Levels and another incredible long jump performance. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 160 – Sunday 9th June – started a rare sunny day with a 12 mile run, including a large hill. It was definitely the hilliest run I’ve ever done. My watch told me my ascent was 799 feet. Day 161 – Monday 10th June –...

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Normal People by Sally Rooney
Jun21

Normal People by Sally Rooney

I picked Normal People by Sally Rooney up on one of my trips to Sainsbury’s to stock up on bargain books. I’d seen quite a buzz about it on social media, so thought I ought to read it. Even though I had no idea what it was actually about. The reviews on the front certainly make it sound worth a read: ‘The best novel published this year’ – The Times ‘A future classic’ – Guardian...

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Cheltenham Challenge half marathon
Jun20

Cheltenham Challenge half marathon

Last year, I decided I’d like to run all of the half marathons in the county over the next couple of years. Having already run Forest of Dean, Cheltenham (five times), Stroud (twice) and Tewkesbury (twice), there weren’t that many left to run. A big one to tick off was Cheltenham Challenge half marathon. Cheltenham Challenge is a race for the charity Caring for Communities and People, which supports homeless people and...

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