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Wandering the World

Stories and tips from around the world.


The Short Way Round

Europe was effectively a trial run for Australia and New Zealand to see how well planning a trip by ourselves like this would work. For this trip we planned to visit Berlin, Germany; and then to fly to Naples in Italy and to use the train to get from there to Rome, and then onto Venice before flying out of Milan to get to Athens in Greece. There were so many parts that could have gone wrong with tight connections, and there was a lot to see in three countries for one two week period.

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The Colosseum of Rome


Recent Trips

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Utah and California


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Recent Races

Therme Manchester Marathon 2021
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RunThrough Victoria Park Half Marathon
My first half marathon in the year in conditions that were forecast to be bad. Perhaps I'd get lucky anyway.…

Bassingbourn Half Marathon 2018
A half marathon in Cambridgeshire, and another chance to chase that sub-90 time. How much would the UK heatwave affect the result?…

Endure 24 2018
A return to Wasing Park for another go at Endure 24 with no fixed plan, just a vague idea that it'd be nice to do more miles than before. Could I run that far so soon after Malawi?…

Malawi Day 7
An incredible day of running around the warm heart of Africa. It was an experience like no other and race that was constantly changing as the day and terrain continued.…

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