Running from Shadows

My Marathon des Sables . . . and beyond

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What is it in our lives that prevents us from achieving what it is we really want to achieve? Our minds: belief. Whatever your goal, ambition, desire or need, whether changing your job, losing weight, running a mile, or walking two, add a little effort (because anything remotely worthwhile takes effort) and really start to believe and you can spark a chain of great, life-affirming events that could go anywhere. It’s a theme that I’ve thought a lot about recently, particularly over last Sunday’s inaugural Hoad Hill Marathon in Ulverston, my 48th, as I spent a few hours reflecting on my own changes and those of others that I get to see. Continue reading

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Marshmallow Man runs around Milton Keynes

I’ll be honest, I’d much rather slap my buttocks with wet kippers for 5 hours than run a road marathon. But with few off-road options around at the moment yesterday’s Bank Holiday Monday was spent running around the city of Milton Keynes. Continue reading