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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 […]

Excuse abuse

June 26, 2013


Here in Dubai, it’s that time of year when your alarm goes off and it’s so tempting to not get out and run … it’s baking hot by dawn and if you’re like me and already pressed snooze one too many times, the sun is shining at super strength, long before you’ve laced up those […]

What I learnt as a WAG

December 5, 2012


This past weekend I, for the first time, flew far for a race without the intention of racing. You see, I was on official WAG duty … or should I say TWAG duty … standing for Triathlete Wives and Girlfriends … for the ever-present ss (someone special) in my life. As always, I reflected back […]

Fancy a threesome?

November 30, 2012


I write this from Phuket, a mere 36 hours before the start of the Ironman 70.3.  There’s an excitement in the air and a nervous anticipation all round.  I, however, observe with complete and utter race envy. You see, this is my first experience of travelling to a race strictly as a supporter and not […]

les aventures a paris

March 21, 2012


For most, Paris with a girlfriend is synonymous with lazy wine-fuelled lunches, afternoons at galleries, late night bar crawls chasing hot French boys and spending exorbitant amounts of money on chic Choos & lavish Louboutins. For others, namely my fab friend Sarah Mayo and I, it’s about running a long-distance race.  Of course, we’ll manage […]

Jilt the jitters

January 18, 2011


In the run up to the Dubai Marathon and 10km this Friday, I’ve had more than a few people say to me that they’re feeling a little nervous. And no wonder. Whether you’re running short or long, whether a race virgin or not, everyone I think gets nervous … because it’s simply impossible to know, […]