Author Archives: James Clay

A short note on why running is ace.

Humans have a deep-rooted and innate need to measure themselves against a spurious set of metrics or values, almost always setting unachievable goals for success. I can give you a few examples… No matter what car you drive you will … Continue reading

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The 150th parkrun that wasn’t…

Today should have been my 150th parkrun, but I walked off the course halfway through. Today, for the first time, my mental strength was just as poor as my physical fitness and I just couldn’t find a reason to keep … Continue reading

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Cheltenham parkrun Podcast

As part of the 5th birthday celebrations for Cheltenham parkrun I got together with Event Directors Malc and Simon to chat about the history of our event, the triumphs and challenges and what the future may hold. You can take … Continue reading

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40 Before 40: #15 Take a yoga class

As a runner and coach I understand the benefits of being bendy, of maintaining flexibility and the role yoga can play in being a better athlete. I’d never really tried it though and certainly wasn’t any good! I’d tried to … Continue reading

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40 before 40: #8 Go Vegetarian For 30 Days

I should probably start by explaining my motivation for this one… It is not borne of any desire to stop eating meat. I am a committed omnivore, I love meat. I understand all the reasons others decide not to eat … Continue reading

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