An Ode to 2021

Dear next year, it’s new year’s eveAnd I think we need a wordTo think I’m talking to a yearMay at first seem quite absurd But, you see, it’s vitalIn the next year, that we findIt is nothing whatsoeverLike the year we leave behind 2020 really didFall well below the barShocking effort, didn’t tryThe worst ofContinue reading “An Ode to 2021”

Running one thousand miles in 2020

On Sunday 29th November I achieved something I would have considered two years ago – difficult, four years ago – unachievable, and six years ago – impossible and quite frankly daft to even think it. On this day I achieved my aim of running 1,000 miles in a calendar year. As it happens, I completedContinue reading “Running one thousand miles in 2020”

13 December

Hello. Hi there. I’m sorry to disturb you, but..You’ve not seemed yourself for a whileI’m probably just nosey, getting in your way, it’s just..I can’t remember when I last saw you smile Maybe you’ll tell me, and maybe you won’tDoes it matter that I went out of my way?Months ago I noticed, weeks ago IContinue reading “13 December”

Life in the balance

You lie here before meLife in the balance The wonders of scienceThe irresistible will power of natureIn battle Sickness, silence, contemplation, flowersThe occasional bleep from a white machineThis is our new environment A television in the corner of the room But no desire to break the silence What will happen in the next minute, hour, day?What willContinue reading “Life in the balance”

Running routes around the University

This post is for anyone looking to get out running on and around the University’s Edgbaston campus. There are plenty of short running routes around the campus, and longer routes which incorporate parts of the campus and the Vale Village. I have designed and run various routes as part of the Green Heart Runners’ run-meets,Continue reading “Running routes around the University”

Green Heart Runners’ Winter Challenge #GHRB30

40 participants 25 marathons 200 sponsors £4,200  Read on… The Green Heart Runners has been operating as a virtual club since the first lockdown 8 months ago (8 months!), in March. Since then, save for one official get together over the summer, our members have been running individually and occasionally in very small groups, andContinue reading “Green Heart Runners’ Winter Challenge #GHRB30”

2.0

Ok. I’ll admit itI’m finding this one toughIt happened all quite suddenlyAnd I’m feeling pretty rough The weather’s bad, it’s getting coldWe’ve got nowhere to goIt’s getting dark by 4pmAnd time is moving slow The news is pretty awfulWith numbers on the riseAnd the ‘leader’ of the free worldStill clinging to his prize I’m gratefulContinue reading “2.0”