Posts Tagged ‘Sport’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]