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What’s in your pencil case?

Recently, I asked some of my excellent friends to help with CV writing. Teaching jobs always come with application forms, whether you’re applying or recruiting, so it’s not something I’ve thought about for nearly 20 years (back then, I still thought I might want to be a computer programmer – can you imagine?!). They advised…

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Are you a runner?

It’s not unusual for those just embarking on running as a hobby or get-fit regime to describe themselves as ‘not-a-proper-runner’ or ‘a jogger, not a runner’. Anyone who runs is a runner, regardless of how fast or how far they go, the size of their trainer collection (you can never have too many though, right?!),…

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Enjoying the view

“You do not need to make yourself feel worse by beating yourself up for not being happier just because other people have it worse than you.” These words from the inimitable Philippa Perry really struck a cord. In the article, Philippa talks about creating art from any negative feelings; anyone who knows me will understand…

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Which way do you turn?

When you’re stuck and can’t see how to solve a problem, what gets you back on track? A long walk? Loud music? Baking a cake? Different strategies suit different people and different situations. Sometimes, you might need a shoulder to cry on; at other times, a sharp strike to the gluteus maximus might do the…

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Running Heroes

Distance running is a strange sport: at the sharp end, the elites race each other to see who’s the best; the rest of us are left racing ourselves and chasing PBs. I often joke about it, but the variables involved in running training are countless and all have an effect on how our bodies react…

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