The season of the witch

Corri per la Befana, Rome, 10K, Saturday 6th January 2018, 10AM. 56m.55s. Asics Kayano 20s One of the few seasonal traditions that does not seem to have made its way across to the UK is that of the Befana (The Witch). Myth has it that, like Santa Claus, if you have been good, then in […]

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Out with a whimper

Athleticom We Run Rome, 10k, 31st December 2017, 2pm For my 15th and final race of the year, I had signed up for the Athleticom We Run Rome. A mid afternoon Race through the center of Rome on New Year’s Eve. Now in its seventh year, the race was a big draw in the city, […]

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2017 in review

I guess 2017 was a year that started badly and ended well. Although I achieved my half and full marathon PBs back in the spring, it was only towards the end of the year, over the past few months specifically, that have put me in the right track for some big PBs in the new […]

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Heads up

19th Pisa Half Marathon, Sunday 17th December 2017, 9AM With the Christmas holidays approaching, it seemed an opportune moment, to follow up the Roma City Trail, and effectively close out the running year with a final half-marathon, my 6th of the year and my 13th (eek!) in total since I started running races just over […]

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Happy Trails

Roma City Trail, 15k, Sunday 10th December 2017, 10AM Were it not for the fact that I was scheduled to run the Pisa Half Marathon next weekend I would have likely have run CorriOlimpiaEur, an annual 10k race in the pre-war Mussolini-built business district of Eur, however preparations for the half necessitated a run of […]

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Warm Hearts, Frozen Fiat

Un Po di Corsa, 10km, Sunday 3rd December 2017, Turin, 10AM So from the familiar race to the slightly less familiar, a race in the northern city of Turin, a town which in some respects has become a type of third Home to me, being the home town of my partner Cristina and the location […]

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Sub 1 in Mini Milton Keynes

Corri alla Garbatella, 10k, Sunday 26th November 2017, Rome, 9.30am Garbatella is a popular and populous area of Rome which was founded in the 1920s. Each year, on the final Sunday in November, the local running club hosts Corri alla Garbatella, a twisting, turning 10k race through the narrow streets of the garden city district. […]

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