Category Archives: Sport


Waiting on Holme Moss – TV helicopter just above the yellow van. You could hear the crowd roaring as they climbed the valley from Holmfirth. Electric! Momentum (p=mv) Newtonian Mechanics = One thing leads to another.

Bellagio & Bicycles

Bellagio is smack dab in the middle of Lake Como, at the top of the Triangolo Lariano, the triangle formed by the lake’s two southern branches. Think of Lake Como as an upside-down letter Y and Bellagio is nestled in … Read more

Tour d’Epping Forêt

The Tour de France arrives today, from Cambridge to London via Epping Forest. Christopher Corr has been watching its progress, and it looks like the cyclists have got the trees all rounded up. TfL: Tour de France 2014 / The … Read more

Kai, Kai & Kai Again

Last Sunday Kai successfully completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon, the third in the series of challenges she set herself to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The previous two events were the … Read more

Kai’s Next Challenge

On Sunday Kai is running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and Green Park. This will be the culmination of her running & cycling events to raise money for charity. Here she … Read more

Swimming Studies

Water is elemental, it’s what we’re made of, what we can’t live within or without. So begins this wonderful book by Leanne Shapton. I’d seen her paintings at Lutyens & Rubentein but hadn’t realised she was also a writer. This … Read more

Running & Painting

Running and painting surprisingly have much in common, the main similarity being that they are both totally engrossing activities. Both are an integral part of my life where withdrawal symptoms occur if stopped for any length of time. They both … Read more

Carrick Roads

The shrine of Ben Ainslie at the Pandora Inn, Restronguet. The waters hereabouts are where he learned to sail. The post box was painted gold to celebrate his achievement as the most successful Olympic sailor, being the first person to … Read more

Kai’s Next Challenge

This is Kai running the British 10K in July this year, part of a sequence of challenges to raise money for charity. Her next is the London Bikeathon on 16th September, a 52 mile cycling tour around London. Please support … Read more

Highgate Olympics

Dear Chris,…. France was so hot, too hot to think sometimes. I’m glad you had a good time in Cornwall. And refreshing sounds very nice…. I was in Kenwood on Sunday (19th August) and it was very beautiful. I saw … Read more