Archive for the ‘Running Away’ Category

Running Enoshima Tokyo, Aug 2015

Posted: 14th August 2015 by mockjogger in Running Away
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I seem to have spent a lot of time whining on this blog recently. Injuries, lack of running opportunities, blah, blah. So while the story still feels a bit more “travel” than “running” I am happy to say that the feet have been hitting the path much more regularly of late. This summer we decided […]

Running Beijing, Jul 2015

Posted: 18th July 2015 by mockjogger in Running Away
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If this post is anything like my run it will be short and wet. I’d skip to the pictures if I were you. And so it came to pass that I found myself in China with a seemingly impossible mission to accomplish a gazillion meetings in 4 cities in a week. Shanghai, Namjing, Xuchang, Beijing. […]

Running Tokyo and Osaka, Jul 2015

Posted: 12th July 2015 by mockjogger in Running Away
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Two days after arriving in Tokyo I had my first running opportunity. 6.30 am, jet lag was sending me dancing messages and the family was asleep. I checked messages and discovered it was a heatwave in Edinburgh. Outside I could see grey clouds and heavy rain. I felt like I was having a summer bypass, […]

Running Seattle and San Jose, Jun 2015

Posted: 2nd July 2015 by mockjogger in Running Away
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Last week I was running along a beach in Crete. This week I’m running round Seattle Airport. My new Nike Flyknit travel runners have their own air miles account, and over the next three weeks I hope they also score some road miles as I travel the globe on a humongous business trip, stalked by Hertz, […]

Running Gouves Crete, Jun 2015

Posted: 25th June 2015 by mockjogger in Running Away
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Early last week, I was considering a comeback race, my first since the Great North Run. Playing chicken with my Achilles over the last couple of weeks was working and I had logged a couple of 6 milers with no after-effects. So while the rest of the world was gathering for either the West Highland […]

Running Cala’n Blanes Menorca, Aug 2014

Posted: 19th August 2014 by mockjogger in Running Away
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From about two days before departure date it became clear that this was going to be a different kind of holiday. Work had kinda gone nuts. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it meant that I knew I would be spending some time on the holiday in symbiosis with WiFi. With that, and the […]

Running Tokyo, Jun 2014

Posted: 12th June 2014 by mockjogger in Running Away, Training Runs
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As the saying goes, when you want to go running in Tokyo, find a river. So on the third day of a two-week sojourn to my favourite away venue, I ventured outside my base to make my way to the Arakawa river. Thirty degrees and 80% humidity met me at the door to escort me […]

Running Sharm el Sheikh, Dec 2013

Posted: 8th January 2014 by mockjogger in Running Away, Training Runs
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To say that the town the town of Sharm el Sheikh is not beautiful would be to flatter it. Built where the desert meets the Red Sea, it is a juxtaposition of luxurious (or so I’m told) 5* hotels and abandoned derelict buildings, wonderful sparsely-used colour-tasatic tropical fish-filled sand-and-coral beaches, partially completed rocky footpaths, shanty-town […]

Running Stalis Crete, Jul 2013

Posted: 14th July 2013 by mockjogger in Running Away, Training Runs
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Of all the places to write a post, the balcony of apartment at Amazones Appts, Stalis, Crete ranks highly in my opinion. An opinion which is justifiably assisted by an ice-cold Mythos. There are two more nights to go of this chilling holiday before packing the bags and returning to a what BBC tells me […]

Running Boston, Jun 2013

Posted: 6th June 2013 by mockjogger in Running Away, Training Runs
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I have spent the best part of this week in the Boston area. I expected a change of scenery but got more than I bargained for, as it turns out that GoogleUK’ing “Weather Boston” brings up Boston UK not Boston US. So I was prepared for 18 degrees but not the volcano-like 35 degrees that […]