Chasing the Chaser

So yesterday evening went rather well. Kindly invited by Pukka, I went to the Lord’s Tavern hoping to catch a word or two with Mastermind quiz champion Shaun Wallace, play along with the quiz, drink the accompanying Marston’s Pedigree and chat about marketing with Pukka’s Rachel Cranston. All of which I did (If you are…

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Getting the Roll Balling

The trip ahead of me was immense. Manavgat Ultra beckoned, a 41-miles run with an upwards trajectory of 9000 feet, scrambling up Mt Hatmalar up over loose brambly boulders and scree, with freezing wind and snow flurrying down from the icy cap. Then, after Manavgat, I had a further mission to run across snowbound tracks…

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Black fungus at the ready

Thanks to my friends from London’s Chinatown real estate guardian’s Shaftesbury, I received an amazing gift for Chinese New Year. Here’s the unboxed reveal, quite a wow, with some fantastic recipes. And here is the challenge to you all. Included in the box is an amazing recipe for Sichuan Black Fungus, which I fully intend…

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Dialighted, Thank you

A giftbag today from friends of Field Marketing and the Frank blog, Seven Dials, Covent Garden has included some wonderful news and goodies that I can share amongst my endurance, fitness, travel and wellness friends. An understated looking shampoo and conditioner travel set helps celebrate the arrival in the Shaftesbury operated Seven Dials of Australian…

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Rio Ferdinand endorses Guinness Night Football in Lagos

Guinness has teamed up with sports legend Rio Ferdinand for a new, Pan-African partnership. Guinness Night Football, taking place later this month in Lagos, is the culmination of Guinness and HeyHuman’s campaign across the continent thus far. Two hand-picked five-a-side teams, comprising consumers and African music celebrities, will play the beautiful game in the dark,…

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“Rough Guide to Xbox” gets set for Destinations launch at London Olympia

Xbox and McCann London are proud to announce the launch of “The Rough Guide to Xbox” on January 30. Created in partnership with Rough Guides, one of the world’s leading travel guide publishers, the book is Rough Guides’ first-ever edition dedicated to virtual worlds, and works as a fully-functioning travel guide, exploring the stunning beauty…

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intu creates mood-boosting light houses to brighten its visitor experience

intu has created three walk-in ‘light houses’ to boost footfall, dwell time and brighten the moods of its 35 million visitors using the psychological benefits of colour. The Happy, Calm and Energise houses will tour intu’s popular shopping destinations throughout 2020 featuring colour combinations proven to help people feel happier, more relaxed and more energised.…

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Me and Bobbi Brown

I came home last night with make-up mogul Bobbi Brown’s smoothie recipe in my pocket. “Think of it as the “little black dress” of smoothies”, she says, and so I did. Bobbi’s chocolate collagen smoothie isn’t billed as complicated. It is, in fact, your go-to collagen smoothie. Ingredients: 1 cup almond mile or preferred plant-based…

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An Evening of Endurance

Therapy Evolved and Maxwell Coaching presented Mike James, the Endurance Physio to a packed room at Chippenham Golf Club on Wednesday 13th November. Attendees came from a full range of endurance runners and triathletes from Chippenham and Corsham alongside therapists and coaches.  There is clearly appetite for forward thinking advice and insight resources for endurance…

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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…

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Project – Run 202020 and The Handbook of Go Further Endurance Running

RUN: 202020 : The Handbook of Go Further Endurance Running …and the RUN 202020 project. Project starts 01.01.20 and concludes with the book publication in May 2021. A Handbook of ‘go further’ running inspiration centred around 20 amazing 2020 endurance events. This book will inspire you to take on endurance events, whether aiming to build…

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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…

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No Witty Stingy Recce

I like social running. Ultras and trail running certainly have a camaraderie vibe that is less often seen in road running. Perhaps that is because times have less meaning on the trail or trail runners come out for the countryside as much as the exercise? Anyhow, a fun run on my horizon in October is…

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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…

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The Gustonomical Mr Sams

An Interview with food and drink revolutionary Craig Sams Fashion, we understand, is cyclical. Certainly, today’s growing enthusiasm for overnight oats and green tea is a phenomenon that 75-year old hip entrepreneur Craig Sams has seen before. Craig’s 1960s saw him fascinated by microbiotic food, driven by the yin and yang of dining and serving…

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