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!”

Social Running

Up and down the country, every day of the week, in every city and town, social running clubs are in action. I established a new, free social running club in June 2019, in Birmingham. We’re called the Green Heart Runners, named after the striking and beautiful new parkland at the heart of the University ofContinue reading “Social Running”

Edinburgh Marathon Training: Long run | 15 miles | 8th March 2020

This was an interesting one. I decided to take some fruity squash drinks with me today on account of the increasing mileage. This meant taking my belt, which meant I could also take my phone. On a whim I also decided to take my earphones (I rarely do) since I would have my phone, andContinue reading “Edinburgh Marathon Training: Long run | 15 miles | 8th March 2020”

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”