During these odd times, I will broaden the scope of my blog to write about more than simply running and exercise, and use it as a way of communicating with friends and colleagues. Though physical and mental health will remain a strong theme. Stay safe everyone, and follow the government advice. Please 🙂

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48 hours in Nigeria

I wrote this 12 years ago, just a month after the event This is a story about how I could have easily been killed in Nigeria. It’s not as morbid as it sounds. I wasn’t seriously injured, barely even scratched in fact, but I hope by sharing it, it may give people some insight asContinue reading “48 hours in Nigeria”

The future is running

Just as we were entering lockdown I wrote a blog post about the power of social running clubs and raised a hope that while group exercise and sports were being temporarily banned, running clubs would continue virtually. That was back in March. Since then, my club, the Green Heart Runners, has been going strong as aContinue reading “The future is running”

The social world of the Green Heart Runners

Green Heart Runners

The Green Heart Runners is a club I established in June 2019.

We are a friendly group of runners from the University of Birmingham’s staff community, who currently meet weekly on the Green Heart at the centre of the University’s Edgbaston campus.

We believe in having fun, getting fit and meeting new people.

Currently we are a virtual running club but new members are still joining – drop me a line if you’re interested to find out more!

Upcoming Events

I very much look forward to the day when running events are back on. When they are, we’ll list them here. Until then, stay solo and stay safe 🙂

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I’m Robbie Roberts. I play the piano. I write songs and poems. And I like running.

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