Being Human is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration

From my article on The Conversation I’m writing this on the UK’s hottest day of the year. There is a light breeze, but everyone I have seen today has beads of sweat on their forehead. Seeing someone wiping their brow is a fairly common sight in midsummer, but it reveals a simple and fascinating truth…

The Magic Pill For Happiness And Health Is Simply Going For A Jog

  As we get older, trying to get healthy can be a full time job in itself. Author Vybarr Cregan-Reid feels he’s got the perfect solution to give you happiness and health and it won’t have to cost you a penny. He brings us today’s Morning Story. See video at: The Magic Pill For Happiness…

Running numbers continue to rise, here’s why

     This article appeared in The Conversation, and has since been syndicated across five continents. With a reported 2 million of us running in the UK (and an estimated 1010 million million in the US), running is on the rise, and fast becoming the most popular form of exercise. It fits as snuggly into modern life…

Footnotes – available for Pre-order

  Footnotes: how running makes us human – Published 26th May By Vybarr Cregan-Reid “Running allows me to step off life’s pathways and into the bracken; to turn my back on the fingerpost and tumble into the weeds. It has changed me so completely that, now, even the sight of a landscape painting instils in me a deep…

Come share your tales of poetry in motion

    Footnotes: Running Experiences Come share your tales of poetry in motion at this spoken word Open Mic night in Colchester Tues, 8th September at The Minories Art Gallery Colchester, 7.30. £4 on the door This is a new event that aims to bring together runners of all abilities to share their stories, successes,…

Things I love about running – item #422

One of the reasons that running has become so adhered to my personality is that for all its monotonous appearance, it is one of the most complex things that the body can do. Throughout my adult life I have been relearning how to run (I think we unlearn the skill through childhood). And bit by…

Running Experiences – Colchester

    Footnotes: Running Experiences COLCHESTER DATE ADDED Come share your tales of poetry in motion at this spoken word Open Mic night Weds, 2nd September at the Amersham Arms (7.30) in New Cross, nr Goldsmiths. £4 on the door. & Tues, 8th September at The Minories Art Gallery Colchester, 7.30. £4 on the door…

Announcing: Running Dialogues

https://jographies.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/announcing-running-dialogues-a-public-seminar-series-on-running/ From my friend Simon Cook’s blog –  We are organising a series of events on themes connected to and around running.  See below if you’re interested.   Announcing: Running Dialogues – A Public Seminar Series on Running JANUARY 26, 2015 / SIMONIANCOOK   *News and an Invitation* After the excitement of announcing the run-commuting scheme I am involved…