When I ‘met’ Hideo

Last weekend took a derail as I received a late invite to go and see the Death Stranding experience at Camden Market, attended by gaming royalty in the shape of the brains behind it all – and before that the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Hideo Kojima, nowadays of Kojima Productions. The PS4 game Death Stranding…

Repeat Performances: Running Lap Races

The Leviathon, Southend Pier Marathon, Beyond the Far Side:  Is there any merit in long races done as laps? In the last two weeks I have completed the 50-mile Leviathon which saw me repeat 7 there and back laps of the same stretch of Thames Path and the Southend Pier Marathon, which is 11 visits…

Chester vs Witty – The Verdict

Two weekends, two contrasting endurance races… 06/02/19 Chester has been on my marathon wish list for a while, a big-small road marathon, very popular amongst runners. I entered impetuously after The Great Welsh Marathon in Spring had left me with unfinished business in terms of getting a time. At the Great Welsh I set my…

Samsung KX: A Drop Spot, Not a Shop

My invitation, courtesy of marvellous promotional staffing agency Mash, was a little short on details, keeping the event itself lightly under wraps. I knew I was going to an event at a new venue, SamsungKX (King’s Cross) and I knew that the venue was definitely not a shop, and that there would be a ‘vertical…

A run of tourism

August 2019 I have just finished a tour of some of the best places in live in Europe. I’d like to call it an EU tour, but though I travelled seamlessly through it, I did go via Switzerland. Still, we started and finished in the EU. Setting out as a group of four, each leg…