Tag Archives: The Guardian

How to Almost Run a Half Marathon

Many years after I almost ran a marathon, I ended up almost running a half marathon. On this occasion I did at least begin with every intention of running the thing. It began when Rob Smyth of The Guardian newspaper … Continue reading

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Its Not My Fault!

Two of my favourite people are getting married today, and apparently I am to blame. I’m not, of course. In fact, it is all Rob Smyth’s fault. Smyth, in case you didn’t know, is a sportswriter and the star of … Continue reading

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It all started in the most innocuous of ways. At the time, I had two email conversations going on, both about cricket. One was with the Hudson brothers, Nick, Steve and Chris. At that point I had known Nick for … Continue reading

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