Category Archives: Running

Home Sweet Home – Graduation

When I left the U.K. in mid-January, I was unsure when I would return. Of course, I wanted to return as soon as I had departed – but it was just a matter of whether circumstances would allow me to make a quick return. Fortunately, they did – and in time for me to attend …

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Top Ten UK Moments (10-6)

I meant to post this blog entry immediately upon returning to the U.S. (Tuesday, January 13). Actually, I wanted to do that prior to leaving Leeds – but in a weekend that saw me complete my final ParkRun (the Hollywood-like script which featured me winning didn’t take place), pack, discard travel brochures, etc., there was no time …

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A Mixed Bag

In Hollywood – or maybe, more commonly nowadays, on social media – everyone celebrates a splendid Christmas with wonderful gifts and the presence of loved ones. In my real world, my Christmas started the same as it did last year – with a ParkRun victory, which saw me cross the finish line quicker than I …

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A spectator

Today, one of Leeds’ major sporting events took place. While it was awesome being in the city centre for the start of the Tour de France (considering it was a once-in-a lifetime event), it felt less fun being a spectator for another major athletic competition starting in the city centre. For one Sunday in November, the Abbey Dash takes over the …

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The Great North Run

I had described the scene prior to the 10km race in Leeds this July as being “a madhouse.” Little did I know that Leeds before that race was like practically a ghost town compared to the atmosphere this morning. The Great North Run took place today. It’s the largest half-marathon in the world with more than 57,000 participants. Not …

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A Madhouse…

“A Madhouse” might have been a suitable title for the blog entry I published two weeks ago, considering the start of a certain bicyle race drew roughly 230,000 folks to the city centre. That day certainly seemed like it would take the title for the craziest 2014 summer morning in Leeds. While I expected a …

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