Combining the solitary with the social

Hasan Patel has been a huge champion and supporter of the Green Heart Runners, a great support to me personally, and has become a good friend. Hasan writes about his experiences of running and how he gets benefits from solitary running in a social setting. RR I have always enjoyed the solitary side of sport.Continue reading “Combining the solitary with the social”

Woods Obstacles Lakes Fields (The Wolf Run)

So to the Wolf Run. The Wolf Run is an off-road, muddy, obstacle-strewn 10k running event. And it is muddy. Really muddy. Trainer-losingly muddy. And Wet. There are four Wolf Run weekends each year, two in Warwickshire and two in Leicestershire, and they’re named after each of the seasons. WOLF is actually an acronym forContinue reading “Woods Obstacles Lakes Fields (The Wolf Run)”

Running with dignity

The sheer generosity of human spirit and the causes for which runners raise money, overwhelms me at every running event I enter. I’m amazed at the lengths to which people will go to in their fundraising efforts. I’m especially in awe of people who don’t find running easy, but have committed to completing something whichContinue reading “Running with dignity”

A typical Green Heart Runners session

So what does a typical Green Heart Runners session consist of, I hear you ask? Faintly. Arrival We all arrive just before 5.30pm on Tuesday evening and congregate outside the main library. When Old Joe* bongs we move to a wide path between two of the newest and sparkiest buildings on the Green Heart –Continue reading “A typical Green Heart Runners session”

Green Heart Runners – eight months in

Since the turn of the year we have welcomed many more runners to our little club. This has been the result of a bit of internal marketing in various staff newsletters, word-of-mouth, and January being a good month to try new things. From an average of 10-12 runners in November/December we’re now up to overContinue reading “Green Heart Runners – eight months in”