At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, the marathon was won by Dorando Pietri of Italy. However he did not take home the gold medal. Pietri had started out at a steady pace but sped up in the second half when he realised his main competitors were struggling. In the final 2k, he began to … Continue reading Organised Masochism – Why Do We Run Marathons?
No chance, sunshine. I’m calling BS on that. I didn’t put 16 weeks of blood, sweat, tears and foam rolling into that race to have anyone call me a jogger. At the weekend I watched two fascinating documentaries about running. One was about Mary Decker and Zola Budd, and the dramatic fall that occurred when they … Continue reading When is a Run Not a Run?
I have learned that there is no failure in running or in life, as long as you keep moving - Amby Burfoot Almost exactly a year ago, I took part in a 26 mile organised walk through the Peak District. During that day I had a very honest conversation with my cousin on a subject … Continue reading Just Keep Moving
I have been mired deep in the running world over the last year or so, and I’ve seen lots of articles, blogs and ads making reference to ‘running like a girl’. I’ve struggled to reconcile this with my idea of how I want to run. I don’t want to run like a girl. I actively … Continue reading Running Like a Girl – Insult or Accolade?