Tag Archives: 10k

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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I should be so lucky

You know, over the years I’ve learned quite a few things… *edges his rocking chair closer to the fire, straightens the woollen blanket across his lap* I’ve learned how not to install a garden pond. I’ve learned to heed the … Continue reading

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All the colours

I confess to taking no real pride in my appearance when heading out for a run. To be clear, it’s not like I’m soiled, semi-naked and sporting an unkempt beard spotted with 3-day-old Rice Krispies or anything. Well, just that … Continue reading

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Review of the Year – Part 3

‘I’m never, ever doing that again!’ I said cheerily as I finished the Yorkshire Marathon in 2013 (it’s worth adding that the ‘cheer’ was in fact forced/fake and was simply there to mask the pain/anguish/horror). However, early 2015 saw the … Continue reading

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Review of the Year – Part 1

Ah, 2015 – notable for so many reasons. It’s the International Year of Soils for a start. In fact earlier this month (December 5th to be precise) it was World Soil Day. I hope you celebrated appropriately by digging a … 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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Birthday Reflections

It was my birthday earlier this week you know. The big three-five. If I was a wedding anniversary I’d be coral, apparently. Or jade. Hmm, ‘nautical gifts can also be given to the water-loving man’. That’s good to know. I’ve … Continue reading

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