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”

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”

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”

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”