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Running for life

July 19, 2013


Runners … and indeed any other sports guys and gals, tend to fall into one of two camps. On one side, there are those who train as a means of participation … to work towards events and compete. They love to set goals and have a tangible purpose to their daily efforts. And then there are […]

Put some 80/20 into 12/13

December 12, 2012


So the silly season is pretty much upon us now.  The weather is cooler and there’s a festive spirit in the air.  During my morning runs, I catch myself belting out Christmas tunes at the top of my voice. By day, online shopping seems way more enticing than any of this work malarkey and by […]

Kudos for cross-training

October 17, 2012


Written for Fitness Link, a new online platform for the UAE fitness industry, soon to be launched – October 12  When you tell people you run long-distance, the first thing they tend to ask is ‘how far?’ The runner replies and then the common response is ‘HOW FAR?!?!?’ The conversation that follows normally revolves around the […]

It’s a love / hate thing

July 29, 2012


Poles.  Whether you’re into mountain marathons or longer stuff, when it comes to technical terrain, there are those who use poles and those who don’t with few, if any, in between. Similar to the marmite debate I suppose. I’ve had many a conversation during and post races re their merits but never been quite convinced […]

Caribou and Comrades

April 20, 2011


Yesterday as I was working in Caribou I found my mind wondering as I eaves-dropped on a couple of guys chatting over lunch at a nearby table. Why? Because I heard those two little words that make my heart sing. Negative splits! And of course, that meant they could only be talking about running. Had […]