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March 2011

Patron's Patter

15th March 2011

West country commuters know only too well that Reading comes before London. So do West country runners. Just as the Berkshire county town was a vital staging-post in Isambard Kingdom Brunel's grand design for the Great Western Railway, so this weekend's Reading Half Marathon is a crucial step along...

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The agony and the ecstasy

7th March 2011

I came across a quote the other day from a man named Jerome Drayton. He said "to describe the agony of the marathon to somebody who's never run it is like trying to explain colour to a person who was born blind." I'll have to take his word for it - unless they find a miracle cure for MS in the very...

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