Run to Ancient Karthea

When I first walked to the ancient city of Karthea in my 20s I felt transported in an Indiana Jones film! 20-odd years later, I run down the same trail.

Monday Photographs 2020 #8 to #10

I went for my first long run in far too long on Saturday… The canal towpath was muddy, very much so in the countryside, and my absence of training showed. But on the way back I was treated to the most beautiful sunset, which almost looked like the dawn of a new running era (more…

Monday Photograph 2020 #6 & #7

Neither running nor blogging have really taken off for me this year, but perhaps my body (and soul) need this period of hybernation… In the mean time I give in to the things I enjoy… cooking with Philip; re-aquanting myself with Parkruns and going out for a cheeky run between storms. I will – I…

Monday Photograph 2020 #3 – #5

Muddy weekends and a bath! Despite a bit of a dip in my running, I made sure we took full advantage of the mud over the spent the last few weekends! This included a birthday run for me (of which you will hear more) and a few bike rides with Philip! We are now all…

Monday Photograph 2020 #02

Snowdonia Marathon is unique (amongst other things) in not handing out a finisher medal, but a finisher slate coaster instead. A lovely touch I find, particularly as it is sourced locally so you end up with a small piece of the mountain that took so much out of you, but it doesn’t make it easy…

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…