It started long before it began. The idea was as eloquent as it was simple and perhaps a tad outrageous: stuff a couple of pairs of running shoes and a change of clothes into the saddlebags of a motorbike and head across country in search of new roads and new friends. As with ...
like my family any more; I didnt talk like my family; when the family got together to sit, I wanted to go out and run. Rather than seeing the positive changes that running was producing in my life, they saw only that I wasnt the old John
your run«BR»Author: John Bingham«BR»Pics: «BR»Issue date: «BR»Keywords:«BR»Type: --Nearly everything I know about running Ive learned from other runners. Sure, Ive picked up some great training tips from books and magazines, but most of the really
He had the look. As he tightened his shoelaces, tucked in his shirt and carefully donned his sunglasses, he had all the makings of a racer. He was a runner in search of a 5K PB. Everyone around him knew it.Making his way to the start line, he was oblivious to the other runners ar...
There we were. Two middle-aged men in a Firebird on a summer night. The top was down, the V8 was rumbling. We were just driving around, minding our own business.And there he was. A 20-something young man in a four-cylinder sports saloon with loud mufflers. He kept racing his engi...
“This just isn’t my day,” I heard her whisper. When I turned to look at her, I couldn’t believe my eyes. She wasn’t in pain. She was simply finished. It was as though someone had drained out all of her energy. And the marathon finish was still 13 miles away.Now what? I was having...
After university I decided to get back in shape – about once every 10 years, that is. In my early 20s I took up tennis. In my early 30s I played squash. And, of course, in my early 40s I discovered running. I got a lot of exercise playing tennis. Well, no, not playing tennis, but...
It happens every time I lead a pacing group. There are always a few runners who just can’t stand to run in the pack. This year’s Flora London Marathon was no different. They were there – the lead clique. They were less than a metre ahead of the pack, but still ran clearly in fron...
I’ve always liked travelling by car. And I’ve always subjected my family to my endless wanderlust. On many outings when my son was a small child, he would moan from the back seat, “Are we there yet?”My response was always, “Yep, we’re here.” He would sit up eagerly and look out o...
People are always calling me names. I’ve been labelled a hippie, a yuppie, cool, uncool… and even clueless. In addition to these, I’m part of the Television Generation. It’s true. Growing up, I spent time with Rowdy Yates, the Lone Ranger and Pancho and Cisco. I learned about tru...
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