Tag Archives: Self-discovery

Give me just 8 seconds

After more than 88 hours of cycling, 8 seconds separates the top two riders in this year’s Tour de France. That is less time than it takes to boil a kettle, or than most people spend in the voting booth … Continue reading

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Walking into the unknown

When I started to write Why We Run, Richard Askwith’s Feet in the Clouds was the only book on long distance running available in the UK. To learn how to run for a very long time required heading out of … Continue reading

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First steps

Writing and running are solitary experiences, and as such have much in common. For twelve months from the summer of 2008 I hid away running up to 120 miles a week in preparation for the Spartathlon, the world’s toughest endurance … Continue reading

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