Category Archives: Sport

Heroes and Villains

One of the ways that the internet has revolutionised communication, perhaps more than is generally realised, is the way that it allows people to find an audience for their opinions. Now, sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes it is … Continue reading

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I Never Play Basketball Now

I have always had a slightly ambivalent attitude to basketball. Most people, when describing me, usually mention that I am a bit on the tall side. However, by the standards of basketball players, I am definitely a shorty. And that … Continue reading

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Not a Lot of People Know That

There are a few things about my life that I tend to keep quiet about. This is one of them. Although I have always admitted that there are things that are never going to be mentioned on here – either … Continue reading

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Skiing

The last big charity challenge I undertook was the only one I have ever done that has been run by the charity concerned. The objective was to ski down 24 Austrian mountains in 48 hours – which was even more … Continue reading

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How to Almost Run a Half Marathon

Many years after I almost ran a marathon, I ended up almost running a half marathon. On this occasion I did at least begin with every intention of running the thing. It began when Rob Smyth of The Guardian newspaper … Continue reading

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How to Almost Run a Marathon

With Caro away on a charity cycle ride, I thought I’d regale you with a few tales of my own attempts to raise money for charity. I’m really not that good at it. I was lucky as a child. Every … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 2000

The Sydney Games were an unusual event for me, because they were the first that I experienced at least partially by radio. Although I was well used to listening to sport on the radio – in fact, in the days … Continue reading

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