• My “Only” Marathon by James P Smith

    MY “ONLY” MARATHON Marathon /ˈmarəθ(ə)n/ Noun A long-distance running race, strictly one of 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km). Robert Hooke FRS 1635-1703 found fame for deducing the wave theory of light, and for his work in gravitational theory and horology; but people barely talk about his beautiful English Baroque design for St. Mary Magdalene […]

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  • It’s too late to worry about it now… by James P Smith

    IT’S TOO LATE TO WORRY ABOUT IT NOW… According to legend, in 490 BC, Pheidipiddes ran the 40km from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persia – with the word “nikomen” – “we win!”; at which point he was given a silver blanket, a blingy medal, a banana, and a flyer for […]

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  • EAT, SLEEP, MARATHON TRAIN, REPEAT by James Smith

    Since finding out that I had been chosen to be an MK Marathon Ambassador (what were they thinking?) and realising that I’d actually have to run a marathon (I’m still only doing one -I’m not kidding), I’m roughly halfway along my ill thought out and hokey training plan (if this was one of those inspirational […]

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  • MK MARATHON AMBASSADOR 2019 – WOO HOO! by James Smith

     Although I was a truly awful runner as a young man (I failed the RAF fitness test quite spectacularly on the first attempt – only just scraping through on the second attempt after being chased by a Brummie with fists like hams threatening to “punch yow head in if yow don’t hurry up” – true […]

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