Κυριακίδεια (Kyriakideia) 2019

“By the way, the Filothei run is 95% flat, we just learnt!” my sister wrote excitedly, referring to the 10k race she had roped me into on the occasion of my visit to Greece in January. I was hesitant to enter at first, as we would only be there for the week, with loads of…

Nerdy runner!

You left me dear readers, basking in the onset of summer, and already there were indications that after my marathon training in the winter / early spring and the focus on speedwork in the late spring, summer was going to be much lazier… And indeed, in typical Sisyphean fashion I let my fitness roll down…

Gite La Fleurieu

Demi and I were recently given an opportunity to spend a running holiday at the lovely Gite La Fleurieu, in the Lot Valley in SW France, on the occasion of a Channel 4 programme which is due to be filmed there. I have never been on a running / cycling holiday before, but ever since…

Καλοκαίρι

(Summertime – for some reason this post’s title only felt right in Greek!) We came back to England from our holidays to find summer ripened; the fields have lost their bright green colour and turned yellow and the roads are still empty. I did very little running while I was away: The Penny Marathon, of course,…