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?
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
As runners, we run mile after mile but rarely challenge ourselves over the iconic distance of a mile. Be inspired by the first sub four minute mile and challenge yourself to run a single mile as fast as you can this summer with #RunYourMile. Continue reading #RunYourMile
I can’t believe it is the end of June already! Where does the time go? This year’s Juneathon has had it’s ups and downs but it finished on a high.
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:
It’s funny how, back in those days, there’s no mention of running!
After a late night involving copious amounts of food and drink there was no danger of me going for a run this morning. Instead I opted for an afternoon “homing pigeon” 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.
Fridays seem to be the hardest day to Juneathon (yes, it is a verb as well as a noun) what with the end of the working week and the weekly big shop. Today I went for an alternative option.
Today’s club session was somewhat different – it was the home leg of our local club challenge between Witney and Eynsham Road Runners. All I knew was that the course was 4.6 miles and it started at the rugby club.
What with one thing and another I missed the blog yesterday even though I did actually run! The last two days have, however, left me a little puzzled on three counts.