Last week the London Landmarks Half Marathon, which was only launched this year, announced that they would be introducing a balloted entry system for 2019's race. The outpouring of frustration on social media ever since has got me thinking about the rise of balloted races. I should start this post by admitting that the first … Continue reading Battle of the Ballots
I am no longer a twenty something, I have become a thirty year old today; an age when you were a kid you considered ancient. Whilst I have more than a few grey hairs, I can’t even see the hill let alone be considered over it. If anything I feel more youthful than ever but … Continue reading 30 Things I’ve Learnt in my first 30 Years
A few weeks ago I time travelled. I popped to a futuristic world, a medieval castle, an Aztec desert and the industrial revolution all within the comfort of a nondescript office building in North London. Ok, so I didn’t stumble across a Tardis, instead I took part in the Crystal Maze. The show’s comeback was … Continue reading I’m in a Crystal Maze of Emotion
I took one step after the other and now the man in the mirror differs from expectations. The mind-numbing power of the big picture is something that has struck me this week. I’ve never had or thought about a big picture, not one. A goal or aim sure but never the whole story, my overrunning … Continue reading How did I get here?
To put it mildly 2015 has been a hard year. Filled with some ups but predominantly downs, a roller coaster without gravity. So I am very, very happy to tell 2015 to get stuffed and see what 2016 has to bring now, naively seeing only green on the other side perhaps! I will be posting … Continue reading My 2015 – 12 Songs, 12 Months
This is by far the hardest post I have had to write, mainly as I know that the words I tie together into sentences will do no justice to what I want to tell you about. Regardless of this I have decided to tell you about Pamela James, my grandmother who died this week at … Continue reading The words we tie together in tribute
So this week I earned an Olympic medal... Ok, that is a slight embellishment of the truth but I got your attention right? In actual fact I just took part in another of my 10Ks, this one's route circumnavigated the Olympic Park in London. The part of this race that made the heat and the seemingly … Continue reading Running with Goosebumps – Why I Run
This week I got a message from WordPress telling me that I have been blogging for five years. To celebrate my half a decade of blogging, I'm going to introduce two new features to my blog and the posts that go on it. The first is something I've unoriginally entitled 'Post-back', it will be a … Continue reading Post-back and Three Song Playlists
Below is an incredibly powerful and moving article written by my friend Caz about depression. I have been trying to write about this topic ever since I started my blog but have always fallen short. Whenever I get to the end of the piece and read my writing back it always reads hollow. I find it hard to write about … Continue reading Take a moment and read, please.
Yesterday, in the room I used to call my world in my parents house I found a box. It was a box I packed away on the eve of my graduation from university all those years ago and had not touched it since. In it was nothing but photographs; arty shots I took long before … Continue reading A Box of Photographs