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Heineken Race to the Tower 2018 or ’I couldn’t afford a motorbike for my midlife crisis’

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Cast your mind back to 2012. It was a simpler time. The word ‘Brexit’ did not exist, and I didn’t feel the need to compulsively look at property prices in France in preparation for complete societal collapse. On February 29th of that year, I started this blog. I don’t really know why I did it, and it’s fair to say …

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Freeletics life transformation: week two

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Week two and I’m not dead. No real aches or pains to speak of, limbs apparently functioning in mostly the correct fashion. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME? Well, nothing, it would appear. This isn’t normal. I’m determined to enjoy it while it lasts. I’ve been thinking a little bit about my Freeletics blogging, and what to do in …

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Freeletics life transformation: week one

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I’m back. I’m bloody buggering back After what seems like an absolute age, I’m finally ready to start heaving, sweating and groaning my way to slightly above average fitness. My aim: to achieve the kind of physique and physical well being that you might have expected from Bruce Lee if he’d spent the last two decades getting arseholed in his …

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All This Running Around’s Top Ten* Running Tips** (*might not be ten) (**or tips)

In Bollocks, Running by All This Running Around4 Comments

Information. Information, information, information. It’s everywhere, and I do mean literally EVERYWHERE. You can even get ‘the world wide internet’ on your cordless telephone these days! Information. It’s incredible. But there is a downside. With all this ‘information’ (see above), how is it possible to discern what is useful and what is just a load of absolute horseshit? Well, that’s …

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Losing weight the All This Running Around way

In Bollocks, Drink, Eating, Life, Running by All This Running Around4 Comments

I’ve had a somewhat up and down relationship with my weight throughout my life. Actually, that’s not strictly true since I only started weighing myself thirteen days ago. So, not weight exactly. Shape. As a boy, I remember looking disdainfully in the mirror at my collection of clearly visible ribs. I decided that my legs were too thin. Although looking …

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New Guardian running blog and HORSE MEAT!

In Life, Other blogs, Running by All This Running Around1 Comment

Earlier this week, The Guardian started a new running blog. We are promised plenty of regular articles covering different aspects of running, with something for everyone regardless of whether you’re a once-a-week park plodder or a lunatic ultra runner. So far, so good. The blog is to be headed up by Adharanand Finn, author of Running With the Kenyans, which …

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A brief tirade on the subject of snow

In Barefoot running, Injury problems, Running by All This Running Around1 Comment

Snow: love it or hate it, you’ve got to admit that it is precipitation in the form of flakes of crystalline water ice that fall from clouds. And we’ve had some of it over the last week, a fact you might just have gleaned if you’ve been within ten metres of a newspaper, television or weather-obsessed imbecile, of which there seem to be quite a lot these …