Category Archives: Challenges

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Where will you #RunYourMile?

It’s  a little over a week since the launch of #RunYourMile 2016 and the mile attempts have started to be logged.  There are still a lot of runners yet to log their first mile so to help, I’ve put together some ideas of where you could #RunYourMile. Continue reading Where will you #RunYourMile?

Breaking The Barrier: The 4 Minute Mile

The year was 1954 – a different time.  Queen Elizabeth II was just a year into her reign, post-war sugar rationing had not long come to an end, little more than 25% of families had a television and the human body was stubbornly refusing to run a mile in less than four minutes.  Until a 25-year-old junior doctor named Roger Bannister returned to the Oxford University track at Iffley Road to record the first ever sub four minute mile. Continue reading Breaking The Barrier: The 4 Minute Mile

Juneathon 2015 Day 29: The One With The Achievement

The penultimate day of Juneathon seems to have arrived quickly this year.

I got home from work, cooked dinner and then it was time for tennis.  On the TV.  Yep, the start of Wimbledon inspired me to sit on my backside!

Once the coverage was over I set to doing some heavy lifting in the study.  It wasn’t dumbbells but stacks of old Professional Photographer and Association of Project Management magazines.  We’re clearing out the study (aka the junk room) as the new sofa bed arrives this weekend.

As part of the clear out I uncovered this item that a select few of you may recognise:

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It’s funny how, back in those days, there’s no mention of running!

Juneathon 2015 Day 27: The One With The Fun Run

I’ve begun using parkrun more regularly for a Saturday morning session but this Saturday I was taking part in another run instead.  The town of Witney came together for a fun run to mark the start of Lib Fest – a memorial day for a local girl who died after being knocked down by a car on her way to school.

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