Tag Archive: bacchus

Sep 15 2015

How do you win a half-marathon?

By far the most widespread approach involves training. Most elite athletes will focus on mechanistic goals, and will follow appropriate running training programmes to develop specific muscle groups and enhance cardiovascular strength, the aim being to “peak” at a particular time for a particular event or race. Over the last 30 years or so, considerable …

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Jun 06 2015

Who wants a place in Bacchus half on 13 September?

This is a lovely, lovely race, that I sadly can’t do this year, though I have already bought a place. Through the little-known vineyards of Dorking, it is a beautiful course, at a beautiful time of year. The race is famous because marshalls hand out English wine as well as water. This is good for …

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Jun 21 2012

Forthcoming fixtures

Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without the Governor of the Bank of England revising his predictions for growth downwards. The threat of gum disease remains ever-present, the Leveson inquiry has revealed levels of collusion, corruption and connivance in the upper echelons of our institutions that we did not think possible…. and the incidence …

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