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running by Kenilworth Castle [jatp]

Posted in Kids, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2018 by xi'an

Last week, while in Warwick, I had a nice warm afternoon run around Kenilworth in the fields with Nick Tawn, who brought us to this view of the castle from the West, by a former shallow lake called The Mere [lexicographically connected with La Mare rather than with La Mer!]. It also exposed the fact that my first and only visit to the castle was in the summer of 1977, with my pen friend from Birmingham. This was also the summer when Star Wars was released in Britain, including Birmingham where we first saw it…

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Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2016 by xi'an

Norman sunrise [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2016 by xi'an

Argentan half-marathon 2016 [1:23:28-23/380-V2 2/74-16⁰]

Posted in Running, Travel, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2016 by xi'an

And yet another Argentan half-marathon! Which started this blog, so to speak, 8 years ago… Although I could not repeat my feat at the San Francisco half-marathon, as I had lost my high altitude benefits, I managed well enough, with a good overall time of 1:23:28 and a second place in the V2 category, once again. I gained more than one minute from last year time, despite a strong face wind and thanks to sticking to a small group of younger runners. This is one of my best times since the start of the blog in 2008, so I am clearly very happy with the result. And plan to celebrate tonight with a top Montpellier wine!

another glorious sunrise in Warwickshire

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , on April 30, 2016 by xi'an

avernian landscapes (#4)

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2014 by xi'an

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avernian landscapes (#3)

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , on August 27, 2014 by xi'an

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