“Und Berlin? Und die Mauer? Die Stadt wird leben, und die Mauer wird fallen.” “And Berlin? And the wall? The city will remain alive, and the wall is going to come down.” Willy Brandt Mr. Duff is on a mission to tick off the World Majors (the marathons in London, New York, Tokyo, Chicago, … Continue reading Tear Down These Walls
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?
So I received a rather nice shout out from blogger ihaveabadsenseofhumour the other day nominating me for The Black Cat Blue Sea Award. Now I really have no idea what this is but I am taking it as a compliment and that the intention is to nominate fellow bloggers who's work you enjoy reading, so thank … Continue reading I’d Like to Thank the Academy….
This weekend saw the 2016 Anniversary Games come to the Olympic Stadium in London. These games have been held annually since 2012 and act as a Diamond League Grand Prix fixture and a showcase for athletics and para athletics. We were lucky enough to have great seats for the action this year, close to the … Continue reading Connecting in Solitude
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 used to do a lot of writing. When I was at school, my best and favoured subjects were the ones where I got to use long words and clever punctuation; history, English lit, anything involving a lengthy written debate. I was good at it, people liked my style. When I left school, and then … Continue reading I Write Because….
So, today my nation went to the polls to vote on whether we stay or go from the European Union. Fittingly the weather today has been both terribly British (pissing rain to the degree it's a national news story), and somewhat 'foreign' (muggy as monsoon season). It has been both close and turbulent. Much like … Continue reading Don’t EU Leave Me This Way