They recorded the hottest temperatures in the UK this weekend. What is a better way to take advantage of the Great British Summer being in full swing than visiting a beautiful nature reserve? …I mean, run 13.1 miles around it? Burnham Beeches in Farnham Common is one of the most picturesque ancient woodlands of Britain and is only about 25 minutes drive from me. The Nature Reserve is famous for its beech and oak pollards, many of which are more than 400 years old. The woodland is rich in wildlife – more than sixty of the species of plants and animals here are…

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After completing a number of half marathons, a few months ago I decided that it was time to move onto the next level and take on a bigger challenge. My eyes are set on nothing less than the Marathon distance this time – and where could be a better place to start than my home country? The Budapest Marathon has a convenient flat surface with a route leading through the most spectacular parts of the city, and on top of this, it happens at the best time of the year, in early October when the heat of the summer is…

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With the Olympics and Paralympics on our doorstep, I decided to do a short interview with my friend Mike who has the honour to represent Great Britain as part of the Goalball team. He has kindly agreed to give my readers insight into how the preparations are going, offer some advice and motivation for those who are looking for some inspiration to carry on or to get started with a healthy lifestyle or workout routine. Mike used to be member of my church and home group before he got married and he offers a unique Christian perspective on playing a…

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This Sunday was simply the perfect day for the annual Wycombe Half Marathon & 10k race. As this is the most local race to me, participation was almost non-negotiable! After weeks of rain, flooding and grottiness, our town finally woke up to a gloriously bright, sunshiny day with crisp air and birdsong. Simon dropped me by the Rye, which is our local runners’ (as well as dog walkers’ and baby-boomers’) paradise and also the starting point for the race. As soon as I got out of the car to trot to the start line, I got swept up by a…

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It has been a very long time since I visited my blog. The thrills of the Reading half marathon and the weeks of preparation leading up to the race seem like a distant memory of the past. Talking about not having been on my blog for ages, probably this will be the only update for a while again as I am – hold your breath – getting M-A-R-R-I-E-D on Monday!! Woo-hooo! April and May have been really busy months at work – typically, this is the busiest period for HR because everything seems to happen during these two months. Sometimes…

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