Category Archives: Events

Less a-Blaze, more a-phelgm

‘Rolex – from £1,795’ So screams the big-screen advertisement for Ramsdens the pawnbrokers at The Riverside Stadium, home of my favoured provider of sporting disappointment: Middlesbrough FC. The first time I saw that, I assumed there was some sort of … Continue reading

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UK Fitness Bloggers’ Virtual 5k

Targets: some people would be lost without them. Archers, for one. Not the long running, agriculturally-themed Radio 4 soap opera, you understand. No, those folk that shoot arrows at multi-coloured circles. It’d be quite difficult without the multi-coloured circles. Unless … Continue reading

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Newcastle MoRun 10k Race

This was the last race on my calendar for 2015. And what better way to end the running year than with a jovial moustache dash? Indeed, what better way to end anything than with a jovial moustache something? With the … Continue reading

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The Vegan Runners Virtual Race

Did you know this past Sunday was ‘World Vegan Day’? It was also ‘National Bison Day’ in the United States, apparently. You could celebrate both at once by simply not eating a bison. Or perhaps display an artificial bison in … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Marathon

The alarm woke me at 5.30am. I had not slept well. For some reason, I’d kept having nightmares about running a marathon. In fact, even the bits of dreams that weren’t anything to do with running were laced with unsubtle … Continue reading

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The Redcar Half Marathon

There are many things that can drive an athlete. Things that push him to his absolute limits to make him give it everything he’s got. It can be pride, glory and a yearning for self-fulfilment. In my case this past … Continue reading

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The Scottish Half Marathon – Day 2

I awoke in the Travelodge having slept well – just like Lenny Henry promised. Wait, he’s Premier Inn isn’t he? Pfft, he should try a Travelodge for a change. Although I’m fairly certain the contractual obligations that came with the … Continue reading

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