A Weight Loss Project That Got Seriously Out Of Control

I started running early in 2013 to lose some weight. As a South-East London boy (exiled on the South Coast) and educated in the great city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I've now ticked off my two initial targets, the London Marathon and the Great North Run, and in doing so around £7000 has been raised for children's cancer support charity CLIC... READ MORE

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    There Are Places I'll Remember All My Life ... Latest

    You've probably noticed my predilection (crikey - what sort of a word is that!) for using song titles and lyrics for blog posts. But what could I possibly use t...


  • Sep27201610:34 p.m.

    The Berlin Marathon Blog Diary Update

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  • Sep2320169:59 p.m.

    First We Take Manhattan ...

    It's a long time since I blogged. Now as I embark on perhaps the maddest ten days of my life to date, maybe we should make a bit more of an effort – ten...

  • May0620165:53 p.m.

    (North Dorset) Village People

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  • Apr13201611:52 p.m.

    Manchester Marathon ... You Always Take The Weather With You

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that I only run big city marathons on sunny days. But we know too that it always rains in Manchester. Something had to...

  • Apr08201610:56 p.m.

    Brass In Pocket ...

    Well just a quick update. Friday – the day I plan to travel to Manchester. Everything is incredibly well organised ;-) Not a spot of packing done yet...


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