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”

Happy Birthday to us!

The Green Heart Runners social running club turns one on 4 June, exactly one year since our inaugural Tuesday evening run-meet took place with myself and two trusting souls to whom I remain indebted for their support. That day, as I recall, it threw it down with rain and had they not turned up itContinue reading “Happy Birthday to us!”

It’s the little things I miss

The end of another dayA chance to reminisceAbout the things I long forIt’s little things I miss Standing on the platformWhilst waiting for my trainFamiliar commutersIn sunshine, wind and rain Alighting at the stationWhen the campus comes aliveWalking to the Med School‘Cross the road on Vincent Drive Catching-up with colleaguesMany now are friendsHearing all theContinue reading “It’s the little things I miss”

Twilight Days

We’re sitting in the cast of a shadowThe sax is feeling the moodThe waves outside are crashing on the sea frontWe’re inside enjoying our food Your eyes hold a truth in a whisperThey sparkle like the wine in your handYour lips send a shiver down the back of my spineMy heart beating quicker than theContinue reading “Twilight Days”

Are we nearly there yet?

Are we nearly there yet?A voice spoke soft and slowNot quite yet, you’ve been so goodBut there’s some way to go I’ve played all the games i broughtThrough windows now I’m staringIt started off quite interestingNow it’s overbearing I don’t really travel wellLong distances, small spacesI prefer short, solitary hopsInterspersed with faces My movement isContinue reading “Are we nearly there yet?”

End of week five

Me and the vast majority of my colleagues have been working at home now for the past three and a half weeks, and we’ve all been in this lockdown for coming up five weeks.   Actually, I’ll correct myself. I saw a good post on Facebook that articulated the whole working from home thing quiteContinue reading “End of week five”