Could you run a marathon and not tell anyone?

Could you run a marathon and not tell anyone?

Somebody once said that climbing Everest is a challenge, but the bigger challenge would be to climb it and not tell anybody. The same is probably true for running a marathon. Would you admit that you’re only running a marathon…

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Chocolate Espresso Cake

Chocolate Espresso Cake

This chocolate espresso cake recipe always, always goes down a treat with fellow runners, with comments like “Awesome!” and “Mmmmm” regularly heard. And it’s so simple that Ami makes it as it’s mainly just bunging the ingredients together. It’s an…

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The only way is up!

The only way is up!

“The only way is up”, sang Yazz and the Plastic Population, and it certainly is if you’re attempting to go up the Col du Tourmalet. Except I wasn’t doing it the easy way, rather than drive up it or cycle…

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Tokyo Marathon thoughts

Tokyo Marathon thoughts

The 2018 Tokyo Marathon is my fifth World Marathon Major in my quest to get World Marathon Majors Six-Star Finishers Medal. I wasn’t meant to run it this year, but peer-pressure got the better of me and I entered. And…

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If noise is a drug then New York is full of addicts

If noise is a drug then New York is full …

SO. MUCH. NOISE. Not today though. Today in Central Park, New York, the roar has gone and there is just the low rumble of distance traffic, a city ambiance punctuated by the low ‘whoop, whoop’ of emergency vehicles – NYC…

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