Monthly Archives: October 2014

spectacular talent deserves support

Mira Rai is starting to make her mark internationally. A couple of months ago she showed up at the start of her first ever 50k and did remarkably well for a girl that hadn’t run much beyond 5 and 10k races. … Continue reading

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practical thoughts about running Shanghai

When I had just arrived I summarized my beginners knowledge and impressions about Shanghai as a running location. My first long run followed soon after and I’ve now been around long enough to frame some ambitions for my city explorations. … Continue reading

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re-blogging Baghdad car bombs – the power of an image

 

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why run a landscape? part one

When reflecting on trailrunning, the kind of running I’ve pondered about most till date, I’ve focused on my motivation for hitting the trails, but never really addressed the fundamental question of why one would want to run a landscape in the first … Continue reading

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environments as palimpsests

The title of this post pays homage to the writer and photographer, Teju Cole, whom I just came across in my daily grazing of the digital pastures I use to hook up with the rest of the world (here for another, running-related … Continue reading

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trends in trailrunning

Trends in trailrunning has been my subject in earlier posts (here and here). The question at stake in this post is how important the trails – read landscape, natural beauty – really are to the way it seems to be … Continue reading

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