Two military biographies, one dreadful novel, one good novel, one amazing novel and book about running silly distances: my take for this month.
My bucket list just got shorter! On Sunday, I did something I've wanted to do for thirty odd years - I completed a marathon. The London marathon is a remarkable event and I would encourage anyone to give it a go. I've lost count of the number of people who have said to me that … Continue reading My Little Jog Round London
You know what? I probably wouldn't bother with this. I know it's a famous book and has been made into a movie and all, but I just didn't get it. The book broadly breaks down into three sections. The first is a rather crude advert for a certain wishy-washy variety of Hinduism. Yes, I know … Continue reading Books I’ve Read: The Life of Pi
Nine weeks and one day to go till the London marathon and the training is starting to get serious. I run four days a week; a long run on Saturdays, a gentle 3 mile jog on Sundays to loosen up the muscles and then two four or five mile runs midweek. I also try to … Continue reading Marathon Training: Feb 2013
Those who know me well, know that I love the wild places of the North of England. Fell and crag, lake and tarn; Many of my happiest days have been spent on the hills of the Lake District or Northumberland. However, for most of my adult life, I've been living in exile, much of it … Continue reading Running in Snow
This year, I've set myself the rather random goal of running 750 miles. Last year, in a good week, I would run about 15 miles and on a bad week a good deal less. By setting the target of 750 miles, I'm basically committing myself to running 14.4 miles a week - which means that … Continue reading Running Report: January