Author Archives: James Clay

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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Who James Met: James Cracknell OBE

James Cracknell OBEĀ is a double Olympic gold medallist and endurance athlete with credits including rowing across the Atlantic in 49 days (with presenter Ben Fogle), racing to the South Pole and being only narrowly beaten by Norwegians and being a … Continue reading

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