Browsing All posts tagged under »Competition«

Gold. It’s pure gold…

October 27, 2013


I rarely read fiction books. Even as a child, I was never a big fan of fictional stories. I just preferred non-fiction, ‘real’ stuff that could be learnt and applied to my own life and thoughts. Non-fiction seemed somehow more grown up and fiction, more the place for faraway fantasies and escapism. But recently I […]

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 […]

Hitting the well

April 7, 2012


With less than three weeks before my next event in North West China, a 100km very mountainous course at altitude, I’m starting to sweat a little at the distinct lack of specific training I’ve been doing.  In fact, replace ‘lack of’ with ‘absence of’. Time then to get back into the stairwells … if you […]

Never say never

November 27, 2011


People say that the Racing the Planet series are some of the hardest events in the world … the annual roving event, in particular, designed to introduce extra challenge.  And having just completed RTP Nepal, the 2011 roving event, I can’t agree more … not however, because it was beyond my physical capability … I […]

I + I = < 2

June 21, 2011


See that title and think I made a typo?  Mixed up by 1’s and my I’s? No typo … just Tori’s revised version of the classic ‘the whole is great than the sum of the parts’ formula. How many times, in work or in play have you heard the words ‘There is no I in […]

Forging Frenemies!

January 20, 2011


Frenemies = the art of turning your enemies into friends i.e. making your competitors your partners The other morning, another run with Fiona, we talked about how other companies within your industry should work much more closely together.  Afterall, all are working towards the same goals right?  The sum is always greater than its individual […]