Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Gotta be quick here ‘cos it’s the London Bloggers Meetup tonight, but I just thought I’d mention a double helping of London goodness for you: First up for all you Greenwichers, The Greenwich Podcast has just been launched. Very exciting news and a superb South London complement to the Hackney Podcast (also a goodie). As […]


Christ! I almost missed this, and it’s right up my strasse: a festival of play this weekend on the South Bank. Brought to you by the good people at Hide&Seek, it’s a three-day thingy (yesterday, today, tomorrow), where folk get to try out new social games and playful experiences. Most of it is free, to […]


World Cup fever

11Jun10

And so begins another month of nailbiting excitement, heartbreaking near-misses and possible glory. I don’t know if it’s just me, but there seems to be much less ‘we’re gonna win it’ rhetoric this time round. Maybe we’re all just getting more cynical (surely not?). Anyway to celebrate the World Cup launch, here’s a thoroughly summery […]


I usually try to keep this a relatively advert-free zone, but these two are awesome:


Slightly old news, this, but still worth mentioning: five minutes of exercise in open spaces each day can help boost your mental health, according to recent research. The findings come from Prof. Jules Pretty at the University of Essex, who says that even moderate exercise can help lift our mood and build self-esteem. He suggests […]


Ping London

13May10

Ping pong, table tennis, whiff whaff; whatever you call it, after Boris’s emphatic speech reclaiming ping pong back to these shores two years ago, it looks like it’s going to be a feature of London’s spaces this summer. 100 ping pong tables are being set up across the city, as part of the mayor’s plans […]


Marathon!

16Apr10

OK folks, I’m running the Brighton Marathon this Sunday, so I thought I’d fling in a few thoughts on the process so far: Apart from the niggling shin-splints, which have plagued me ever since sprinting for a bus two months ago, I’m in pretty robust health. I feel fit and rested and ready to take […]


If you’ve noticed that I start a lot of blog posts by saying that ‘this’ll be a quick one’ or something similar, it’s because I tend to write them at the end of the day when I’ve still got some thoughts ricocheting around my brain, but I really should have gone to bed hours ago. […]


The march of play contines! Westminster Council today approved a new £40,000 ‘pensioners’ playground’ in Hyde Park. According to BBC News, the outdoor area will feature “fitness equipment designed specifically to provide gentle exercise for people over the age of 60,” and allow them to “continue active and healthy lifestyles in later years.” Good news […]


Seeing as my own poxy marathon training is utterly defeating me (stupid knees), I thought I’d direct your attention to my mate Tim Stone, who’s chosen to run the Marathon des Sables in a couple of months’ time. The Marathon des Sables is one of those ludicrous events where burly supermen carry buffaloes over mountains […]