I’ve admitted this before in my column. But I suppose if confession is good for the soul, repeating the confession can’t hurt. So here goes: I’m crazy about running shoes. No I really am and I’m not joking.I like to look at them, read about them, try them on, and buy them. And I’...
Finishing last in your first race guarantees that you’ll have a lot to look forward to in your running career. I know – in my first race, I finished just ahead of the ambulance.Okay, that’s not quite true. I wasn’t exactly dead last. I out-kicked my wife Karen in the final 20 met...
It isn’t always easy being a runner. It isn’t always easy being the Penguin. Sometimes it’s almost impossible to be both and to be true to either.One of the canons of the Penguin philosophy is that running – all running – is joyful in its own right. It’s the act of running, bein...
Imagine a marathon with seven starts, nine finishes and 1600 turns, run almost continuously for 48 hours on a course only 328ft long. Imagine a marathon at which whales, seals and penguins are the only spectators. Imagine a marathon run in the shadow of a 10,000-year-old glacier....
This section is adapted from No Need For Speed - A Beginner's Guide To The Joy Of Running, by John Bingham. Buy this book!Many adult-onset athletes believe that living an active lifestyle would be easier if they could trade the body they have
Standfirst: 16-week Get You Round scheduleAuthor: John BinghamPics:Issue date: Feb-May01Keywords:uan133--This month we begin preparing, as beginners and slower runners, to get round the marathon. The goal is simple: to line up healthy and well
example. Not only does slow-runner guru John Bingham speak to audiences of anxious runners before the race, and leads a pace group in the half-marathon.Competitors also receive free tickets to a baseball game and an open-air concert. The organisers
in five hours - but as the time went on it mattered less and less. As the wonderful John Bingham said at the Expo - why rush when you are having such a good time!I will be 'doing London' again just to see where I have been! But this one was so special, you
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