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Neil Gordon-Orr
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Once a Runner - it's about time
'Once a runner' by John L Parker Jr is a novel first self-published by the author in 1978 and subsequently re-issued with some success in 2009, having established something of a cult reputation as a runners novel about running. Set in the world of American ...

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Islay Regatta 1870: sea sport and land sports
From Glasgow Herald, 5 September 1870: 'On Wednesday last, the 30th [August 1870] the annual regatta came off in Lochindaal Bay,  at the village of Bowmore. The committee displayed much activity, taste and energy in all their arrangements previous to the co...

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We run to run: running philosophy post-London Marathon
I completed my second London marathon yesterday and was pleased enough to take 17 minutes off my 2015 time/PB. It was tough though in parts and I slowed down from miles 16 onwards. The big London crowds, seeing your friends and family cheering you on, and k...

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Greenwich Park Temple of Running
The 37th London Marathon starts this Sunday from Blackheath and the top of the adjoining Greenwich Park, winding its way via Woolwich to run back through Greenwich next to the bottom of the park - all 50,000 of us.  If you're looking for a bit of inspiratio...

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parkrun and free public parks consultation
The government 'is consulting on proposals to legislate to put it beyond doubt that local authorities, including parish councils, cannot charge parkrun or junior parkrun for the use of public parks'. This would apply to all Councils in England. Parkrun has ...

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