Athletics New Nitro Pioneers

Every year is different, however I think 2017 is truly going to be one out of the bag. For starters there’s going to be a new guy, who many didn’t see coming, calling the shots over at the White House. Elsewhere, in the world of athletics, come February there’s...

Wannabe Wellington Distance Running God

I wrote this blog on the third day of summer and three days have since passed. On the first day of summer, I tweeted that coincidentally I was also attending the first of three scheduled Christmas Parties for the festive season and promptly lost three followers! Not...

Social Media and ‘running with a famous guy’

Living in an age of the smart phone and social media accounts, two words seem to get a lot of air time than they ever did when I was a kid – in fact one of the words, the selfie wasn’t even invented. The second word, narcissistic was – although I never...

Rio The Good, Bad, Ugly and Bizarre

The Olympic Games have that Christmas feel to them. The expectation of something exciting, the long build-up to that, then in a flash it’s all over. On January 1st, one of the first tweets I read simply said, ‘It’s Olympic year.’ That was exciting. For me the...

An Olympic Oddity

With the Rio Olympic Games three weeks away, something tells me we will see athletes caught out drug cheating, if not in Rio, then sometime after. Sadly it’s something that’s been going on for a long time now. The third section of my first novel No Wind is...