Running one thousand miles in 2020

On Sunday 29th November I achieved something I would have considered two years ago – difficult, four years ago – unachievable, and six years ago – impossible and quite frankly daft to even think it. On this day I achieved my aim of running 1,000 miles in a calendar year. As it happens, I completedContinue reading “Running one thousand miles in 2020”

Running routes around the University

This post is for anyone looking to get out running on and around the University’s Edgbaston campus. There are plenty of short running routes around the campus, and longer routes which incorporate parts of the campus and the Vale Village. I have designed and run various routes as part of the Green Heart Runners’ run-meets,Continue reading “Running routes around the University”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

I went for a run today

This is a post by my colleague and friend, Gareth Chapman. The act of simply running allowed him to lose himself in thought, and his thoughts, inevitably, turned to the current situation we’re all faced with. Here they are. Thanks, Gareth. I went for a run today. I didn’t run very far or very fast,Continue reading “I went for a run today”

“Chico” the escaped sausage-dog

Yesterday was tiring. I wouldn’t normally feel so tired at the end of a working from home day. But I was pretty beat and I received messages from other colleagues saying they felt the same. For me there are a number of factors at play: I’ve still been getting up at my usual time butContinue reading ““Chico” the escaped sausage-dog”