Monday: On this day in 1916, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret organization of Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launches the so-called Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule. Tuesday: President Harry Truman learns the full details of the Manhattan Project, in which scientists are attempting to create the first atomic bomb, on this… Read More April 24th – Through History
Thrilling bit of cycling at Gent-Wevelgem yesterday afternoon – none more so than Geraint Thomas getting swiped off his bike by the sidewinds and thrown into a ditch whilst a member of a small breakaway. When you consider the footballers that fall over as if shot when barely even touched by the faintest of tackles… Read More Never Give Up!!
RunChat is a twitter-based thing, largely States-oriented, but I came across it recently with the discovery of the RunChat Scavenger hunt. The premise is fairy simple, especially if you have done any form of a scavenger hunt in the past, as you are provided with a list of things to find, or ‘hunt’, and a… Read More #runchathunt – A Scavenging Story
At last, the Spring term comes to an end and this final week has been a long one. We managed our, now regular, Monday morning swim and set off for work – just five more days to go. At pilates that night Lynds and I endured enjoyed a thorough workout under the guidance of Rachael.… Read More Regressing to my youth
Oh dear, it seems that a fortnight has passed since last I wrote!! Um… I’ll try and keep this to the short version: Running Wine Running Birthday Running And, now for the long version. Last week was very a very successful one in terms of running kicking off with a fun session of 600s at… Read More Topping up the totals
So, many blogs are being released at the moment, looking back at the ups and downs of the last year and reminiscing about what transpired, or perhaps what should have been. Now it is time to produce my version of events. Targets This time last year I set myself a number of targets: 2012 km… Read More 2012 – What A Year
I’ve only gone and done it again – leaving all my valued readers without my garbled ramblings for a fortnight or so. I apologise, or of course you can thank me for not bringing this doom upon you. If I remember rightly, when I left you last I was about to head off to the… Read More Counting down the miles