Is it rude to ask someone their marathon time?

Is it rude to ask someone their marathon time? In the aftermath of the biggest ever Dublin marathon so many limped, waddled and crawled into work the following week to the inevitable question …. So ….what was your time? And I’d be pretty sure that continued for the rest of the week “I hear you […]

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The “Nanny State” …. Collective well-being!

Do you ever just drive and forget to put on your seatbelt? My car doesn’t make that annoying beeping sound to remind me, but I usually have two incessant “beep-beeps” behind me that are champions of road safety and remind me to  buckle up. But I didn’t have them with me last Monday evening as […]

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Running from a “Midlife Crisis”

Runners tend to get used to people thinking they’re weird. The lifestyle and the “Why?” can be baffling for non-runners. They find the  embracing of suffering, the punishing of the body   and self-discipline all too strange and difficult to grasp. So like other runners I take the funny remarks and the jibes in my stride. […]

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