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Wandering the World

Stories and tips from around the world.

Malawi

The Warm Heart of Africa

A week in the "warm heart of Africa" volunteering on community projects in the Nkope area through Impact Marathon Series. We worked on building a primary school using their traditional building methods, fitted new bins to help tidy up, cleared fields and planted trees, along with putting on a school sports day for the children there. The week ended with one of the toughest marathons I'll ever do…

Lake Malawi

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Recent Trips

Guernsey
Several years ago I should have gone to Guernsey for a day trip with family via the ferry. We never made it unfortunately, and it wasn't a place I thought about after that until I saw how much a frien…

Cyprus
This country split into two by conflict is one which my trip would also be divided into two due to the pandemic. For my first part of the trip I would be there sightseeing as 2021 approaches it's end,…

Germany
Twelve years ago, before the age of the smart phone, I visited Berlin at the start of my adventure spanning three European countries. I was younger then, and less experienced at travelling, and with a…

Amsterdam
I have to mostly agree with Sir Terry - there are so many bikes in Amsterdam with lanes specifically for them. As long as you're alert it's not a problem. It's so different in some ways from other Eur…

New Zealand
> “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” > > -- J. R. R. Tolkien When I first visited New Zealand it was a very short trip, and a very unsuccessful one. Every s…

More Trips…

Recent Races

Guernsey Day 2
This was a race I'd been waiting a long time to do, and it was one of the highlights of a really nice weekend away seeing friends. Sure there was rain, but there was sun as well. There was just the 's…

MK Rocket 5K
Today was a (mostly) downhill run in Milton Keynes - the Rocket 5K. I wasn't really sure what to expect going into it after how the last two years have gone, but felt it would be a good indicator of w…

Leicester's Big 10K

Phoenix Running The Unbreakable Key

MK Festival of Running 20 Miles
My last big long run before Manchester Marathon. Last time I did this was just before lockdown in 2020, so would be a good marker for where I now am…

More Running…


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