Two Running Routes in Sutton Park

I have lived in Sutton Coldfield for around seven years now. In that time I have gone running in Sutton Park more times than I can remember. I’m doing some very swift arithmetic as I type and if I was being conservative, I’d say I’ve averaged a run in the park once a week duringContinue reading “Two Running Routes in Sutton Park”

Run of a Kind – a new way of exploring Brum

You’ve all heard of the city walking tour. I have been on many a walking tour in a new city – Edinburgh, York and New York spring to mind. They are generally inexpensive for the time you are informed and entertained, and are a great way of learning about a city, of getting access toContinue reading “Run of a Kind – a new way of exploring Brum”

We. Are. Back

These are some reflections of my colleague and fellow Green Heart Runner, Cristina (on the left), on lockdown frustrations as a scientist, finding new interests and reigniting old ones, and the excitement at being able to return to the lab this week to do what she was born to do! We are back. We. Are.Continue reading “We. Are. Back”

So many ways to smile

The Reverend Richard Coles thinks when wearing a mask, no-one can see you smile. I beg to differ : You can smile with your sparkling eyesYou can also smile with your deedsYou can make another person smileWhen you put them before your own needs You can smile with a kindly gestureYou can smile in theContinue reading “So many ways to smile”

Inspirational running stories

Charlotte Hall is a member of the Green Heart Runners and will soon be able to support me in developing and growing the club when she becomes qualified as an England Athletics Run Leader. Charlotte has interests and skills in many different outdoor pursuits, but I only recently discovered her flair for writing book reviews!Continue reading “Inspirational running stories”

I turned thirty-nine this week

The passing of another yearI’ve just turned thirty-nineI’m marking it with NetflixAnd a decent bottle of wine Utterly forgettable(My age, not the booze)To reach an age so tediousCan hardly pass as news I don’t remember thirty-eightAnd it comes as no surpriseThat thirty-seven too it seemedPassed before my eyes Don’t think I’m complainingBut I just don’tContinue reading “I turned thirty-nine this week”