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Berlin Marathon Finisher

Germany Day 3

At last the Berlin Marathon was about to start, a race that for months I wondered if it would actually happen. Question is, how would the heatwave we were forecast affect it?

September 26, 2021

Flughafen Tempelhof

Germany Day 2

Today I needed to collect my race number, and the rest of the day would be for relaxing... or not.

September 25, 2021

Germany Day 1

My first trip since the pandemic started, today would mostly be about seeing how travel has changed, and getting to my destination: Berlin.

September 24, 2021

Graffiti covered Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery

Europe Day 3

Having failed once to find the Berlin Wall, we had a second attempt and spent the day using the public transport to get from place to place. It was a lot easier on our already weary feet.

May 18, 2009

Brandenburg Gate

Europe Day 2

We spent a day exploring the city of Berlin on foot - from a little further than the Fernsehturm, all the way back to the hotel via many sights such as Checkpoint Charlie, and the Brandenburg Gate.

May 17, 2009

Globe Fountain, Berlin

Europe Day 1

For our next adventure we would be travelling around Germany, Italy, and Greece; starting with Berlin. Everything was planned by ourselves, and would be a bit of a practice run for an eventual trip to Australia.

May 16, 2009

Recent Trips

> “In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly lo…

For my first trip of 2022, I was heading to the Bailiwick of Guernsey for a 36 mile ultra marathon around the island. As with any other trip to a new place, of course I'd try to get in as much tourism…

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,…

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…

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…

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Recent Races

Threshold Race to the Tower
Having done Race to the King and Race to the Stones, when Race to the Tower started it was one I wanted to try as well to complete the set (although ...Castle has started and finished since then too) …

RunThrough Chase the Sun Leicestershire 10K

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

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