My virtual running medal and Covid-19
Jan18

My virtual running medal and Covid-19

In common with most runners (except those who had booked races for January, February or early March), I didn’t run any races in 2020. The marathon and four half marathons I had booked were all cancelled. Some runners decided to fill the 2020 race void with virtual races – basically run the distance, whether 5k or a marathon or somewhere in between – and get a medal for it. The biggest one was the virtual London...

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Silent Sunday 17.1.21
Jan17

Silent Sunday 17.1.21

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
Jan15

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay is the third book in the Neopolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante. Once again narrated by Elena (a fictional character who happens to share a first name with the author), it tells the story of Elena and best friend Lila’s lives as they move through their 20s and into their 30s. Elena has a degree from a prestigious college and is a famous author who has written a shocking book, while Lila is...

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My favourite blogposts of 2020
Jan13

My favourite blogposts of 2020

Every year, I like to share my favourites blogposts from my own blog. The other day, I shared with you my most popular posts of 2020. As ever, they were a funny old mix and certainly not my own favourites. So I like to relive my own favourites, many of which would only have been read by a handful of people, but that doesn’t make them less valuable to me. This year has been a year like no other, so my favourite blogposts have got...

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How far did I run in 2020?
Jan11

How far did I run in 2020?

What a strange year for running! At the start of 2020, I was signed up to run Brighton marathon in April, Tewkesbury half marathon in May, Cheltenham Challenge half marathon in June, Cheltenham half marathon in September and Stroud half marathon in October. I started training for Brighton marathon on 6th January, in preparation for the race on 19th April. But 2020 was the year of coronavirus. The year when races got cancelled....

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