Sprint to the finish (Happy New Year)

Here’s Mr Fairy earlier on today, leading me up another steep trudge on the last day of the year. Can you see him? He’s the one in the man-tights, gracefully hopping up the top flight. As usual, I’m several paces behind, watching him pound the steps two at a time. I trot up like an old dog with gammy legs, grateful I don’t have a rear view of myself.

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Running motivation No 1

There may be some mention of the business of running on my Insta feed. Not because I’m brilliant at it and super-sporty, quite the opposite. I bunked off PE at school, forged perfect sick notes (for prices click here), spent my 20s and 30s joining various circuit groups, then sulking when it didn’t work out.

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