Category Archives: Out and About

My Third 10K – With Ice Cream Bonus!

Today, I took on my third official 10K event: the Garstang Ice Cream 10K, recommended by a friend at work, and being held in support of the Garstang Ice Cream Festival next weekend. Having run 10K in two of the … Continue reading

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Running Update: My Second 10K

I last posted about running in December, and since then, I’ve continued to go out three times a week for most weeks. I’m definitely feeling the effects: I’ve both been losing weight and going significantly faster. In November, I completed my … Continue reading

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Blue Planet II Live in Concert

Blue Planet II, the David Attenborough-narrated nature documentary on life in the oceans, was the most watched TV programme of 2017, with a peak audience of over 14 million viewers. As well as presenting fantastic footage of marine life, and … Continue reading

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Real Space Voyages at Destination Star Trek

When I went to the Destination Star Trek convention at the National Exhbition Centre in Birmingham last Saturday, it was as a casual Star Trek fan. I was pleased to say hello to and get autographs from some of the guests, … Continue reading

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My First 10K!

This morning, three weeks after completing my second triathlon, it was time for the first 10K event I’ve ever attempted: the City of Preston 10K. Happily, I wasn’t alone; my sister Jade, who has previously completed two marathons, would be … Continue reading

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My Second Triathlon!

After completing a sprint triathlon at Lancaster University last year, I wanted to continue trying new physical challenges in 2018. Firstly, I wanted to complete the triathlon again, and see how I would do compared to last year; but at … Continue reading

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Visiting the Museum of Science and Industry

As previously mentioned on this blog, the descent module of Soyuz TMA-19M – the spacecraft that took British astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station and back again – is currently on tour around the UK. Today, my dad … Continue reading

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Richard COMPLETES A Triathlon!

After three months of gearing up, last Sunday was finally the big day of the triathlon, and so my dad, my sister and I headed down to Lancaster University. Unfortunately, as we had feared, the weather was the exact opposite of what … Continue reading

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Richard Tries A Triathlon – Part 2

Apologies that I haven’t been posting on this blog as regularly this past month or so. The truth is, I’ve been a bit low on both inspiration and motivation. But I’m sure I’ll rediscover both of them at some point. … Continue reading

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Richard Tries A Triathlon!

I’ve never considered myself particularly sporty. I always crossed the finish line last on primary school Sports Day, and PE was easily my least favourite subject in high school. Yet here I am, at the age of 30, planning to … Continue reading

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