Life & Arts

Did you run this weekend?

Every so often yesterday, I had a quick glance at Twitter to see how the marathon comrades were playing. For those not familiar with it – despite the name, it’s actually an 89 km (approximately 55 miles) race that just happens to be the oldest and largest ultra marathon. The course runs between Durban and [...]

RIFF to host 3rd World Village at Rotondes

RIFF Luxembourg will be organising its third World Village at Rotondes on 29 June 2018, from 17:00. The third edition of RIFF’s World Village will once again celebrate world cultures, food, sports and arts. RIFF World Village reunites volunteers, friends, associations and artists in a unique and colourful open-air [...]

Does a daily run really improve children’s lives?

It was an 80-year-old volunteer who prompted Elaine Wylie, the then headteacher of St Ninians primary school in Stirling, to reappraise the fitness of the children in her school. “Your children are not fit,” the volunteer told her. Wylie was stung by the comment, even though she suspected it was true. The PE [...]

Roger Michell obituary

My husband, the potter Roger Michell, who has died aged 70 after a short illness, was best known for the Walking Ware tea service he designed in 1974, its quirky pieces mounted on legs, clad in shoes and stripy socks, and ready to stride out. His highly decorative style came as a breath of fresh air in the world of [...]

How was your weekend run?

Having spent yesterday in a ‘Leadership in Running Fitness’ course, I definitely set a PB for time spent talking about, thinking about and discussing running in one day. Actually doing much of it, not so much, though I don’t think I’ve ever done so much warming up (for drills, and as participant in [...]
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