Monday Photograph #53

Have you heard the story of Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only man to have survived both atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Prepare now for the story of Demi Tsekrekou, one of many to have survived the cancellation of both half marathons in Leicester and Peterborough!

Monday Photograph #52

As a child I had a fascination with wild places, and in particular forests. Probably a combination of being exposed to them as magical places where adventure took place (I am of the Smurf and Asterix generation after all!) and their relative rarity in Athens where I grew up! One of the very few memories…

Monday Photograph #51

It was a terrible LR, but on a lovely route! From Glen Parva to the south of Leicester, northwards along the canal and following the river Soar through the city centre and onwards to Watermead Country Park before looping my way back again. It was the fifth time I was running it, but I wasn’t…

Monday Photographs #46 to #50

I’m afraid I’ve neglected the blog over the past few weeks, but I’m back with a selection of photos since the last update. Highlights include Demi’s first 10k race for 5 years, my breaking my 4 year old 20mile PB (thank you Ashby 20!) and many happy miles… I’m currently working on my review of…

Monday Photographs #44 & #45

The week that was, was sandwiched between two Long Runs: A 19 mi one (31 km) in the dusk then dark on Monday (owed from the Sunday of the week before) and a 20 mi one (32.2 km) in the mist then sun on the Sunday: They were both hard and absolutely fascinating, each in…

Monday Photographs #42 & #43

Having missed the second due to holidays, I was back for Chris’ third coaching session, and the last one before his coaching qualification. It was a lovely winter’s day, so we decided to attend as a family. I had visions of Philip running with Demi outside of the makeshift track Chris had set out on…

Monday Photograph #39

Another week of Spring marathon training, more night running and photos: The shot of the tree was at the start point of my hill reps, around the corner from home, while the canal was much further away – taken on Sunday’s 16 mile (26km) long run. I had left it late-ish in the day to…

Monday Photograph #38

The big event of last week? The arrival of my brand new pair of Kinvara 10! And if they look familiar, that’s no surprise, it’s a special edition commemorating the design of the very first Kinvara which eased many of us (me included) in the world of minimal shoes! I’ll be writing more about these…

Monday Photograph #37

The new training plan for 2019 started last week, and I guess there’ll be many such sites in the coming weeks and months: Black trees, headtorch-lit paths and variable skies! Until this winter too is made glorious summer by a sweet spring marathon!