Category Archives: 40 Before 40

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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40 Before 40: #4 Jump between Adam and Eve on Tryfan

One of my 40 before 40 challenges, listed HERE Adam and Eve, the two iconic stones that make up the true summit of Tryfan in North Wales’ Snowdonia mountain range, have long been a favourite of the more adventurous mountaineer. … Continue reading

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40 Before 40: #1 parkrun in 40 different locations

One of my 40 before 40 challenges, listed HERE As of 27th Saturday I’m pleased to report I have enjoyed the hospitality of 40 different parkrun venues with 40 different parkrun volunteer teams, and I learned a few things along … Continue reading

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40 Before 40: #5 Qualify as a running coach

No thought could have been further from my mind on that 2009 evening, as I threw up inĀ an alley less than a kilometre in to my first ever run and stumbled home in tears, but last weekend I qualified as … Continue reading

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