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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 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 Scottish Half Marathon – Day 1

The day began on a sad note – as I partook in the dawn ritual of releasing our pet chickens into the garden I found that one had flown to that big coop in the sky. Yes, Princess Layer (see what … Continue reading

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The Tees Pride 10k

It’s nice having a 10k race right on the doorstep. Well, relatively speaking. It’s actually 3.26 miles from my doorstep as the crow flies. I’ve just measured it. Alas, not with an actual measuring crow (although that would have been … Continue reading

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The York 10k

It was once a hub of the railway network and a confectionary-manufacturing centre. It’s home to the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. It’s where my wife and I listened to a talk about how to become paranormal investigators from … Continue reading

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