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”

This is my journey

Sunday today and my head is low, the light in my room is so dim,Sun shining bright but the curtains are drawn, I won’t be rushed by Him. Lazily lazily, nothing too fast, I’m waiting for the penny to drop,Coffee is black, my cheeks are white, I like my eggs sunny side up. This isContinue reading “This is my journey”

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”