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52Posts (vol.1): Issue #4

I had intended that I would publish one email a week for a year. I think the second email took me 10 days and since then I have been struggling to hit any sort of deadlines. Another thing to feel guilty about. But … I am still trying. And I think that is the key [...]

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52Posts (vol.1): Issue #3

52Posts (vol.1): Issue #3

These posts were not supposed to have a theme. But it feels as though, from time to time, certain motifs come to the fore and everything ends up with the same hue. Recently there has been a word and a concept that has been bubbling up over and over again – relentlessness. I’m not ashamed [...]

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52Posts (vol.1): Issue #2

52Posts (vol.1): Issue #2

The difficult second album blog post. Well, I have decided already that the first of my posts was too long. Apart from anything else, it takes a long time to write a couple of thousand words. And apart from a couple of people, it is unlikely to be read. So I’m going to be more [...]

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52Posts (vol.1): Issue #1

52Posts (vol.1): Issue #1

This is the first of 52 posts that I am going to write. The plan is one a week for the next year (that will be volume 1). I’ll be posting about four important areas of my life: business; running; cycling; photography. The common theme with all of the above, is that I have a [...]

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Remembering Alex

Remembering Alex

One of my friends I have known for the longest time is Tom. He is a phenomenal person – a father to two wonderful children, that I am privileged to know. A husband to a wonderful woman who I am lucky enough to call a friend. Tom is an entrepreneur, a musician, a surfer. And [...]

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Could this be a signal? LVMH (maybe) in talks to buy Rapha

Could this be a signal? LVMH (maybe) in talks to buy Rapha

This post is about signals. Two signals actually. One is the change of this blog from a personal obsession about running a marathon. The other is about how the endurance sports and lifestyle / fashion worlds are colliding. First: changes to this blog When I started this blog (initially posting anonymously as the Red Squirrel) [...]

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Looking at indie sports magazines through the lens of a Monocle

Last week I had the opportunity to do something that I have wanted to do for quite a long time: to see the inside of Midori House, the home of Monocle magazine and Winkreative, two businesses that are headed up by Tyler Brûlé. I actually had the opportunity to meet Tyler many years ago when [...]

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Paul Sinton-Hewitt: meeting Mr. parkrun

Today I had the pleasure of meeting someone that I have known about for many years and he turned out to be everything I hoped and more. Paul Sinton-Hewitt single handedly launched parkrun with one event in Bushy Park over a decade ago. He now oversees an organisation with 806 events (as of today) all [...]

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Where is the next John Disley

I was very sad to hear of the passing on John Disley at the start of this week. He was one half of the dynamic duo – along with Chris Brasher – who launched the London marathon. I never met Mr. Disley, but from what I have read about him, he was a man who [...]

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Great way to start the day

You know it is going to be a great day when you can start with a really healthy breakfast – museli, yoghurt, peanut butter, dab of honey and you have your tea in a new mug featuring a brilliant illustration from the amazing hand of Richard Mitchelson. You listen to Prince covering Radiohead’s Creep. And [...]

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