Running in Poros island, Greece

This is the first time since I started running that I visited somewhere and didn’t manage to go out for a run. The reason being a virus that hit me the day before we left for the island. However, as we had the car with us, with the help of some good old Lemsip I…

Running at Lurgan Park, Northern Ireland

At the beginning of June we visited my husband’s family in Northern Ireland and specifically Lurgan, “a small grim town outside Belfast”, a description of his hometown that had originally appeared in the Boston Globe some years ago that my husband humorously used when introducing himself to me. I had however been there before and…

Training at the south coast of Athens

When moving from London to Athens my big worry was that I would not be able to find places to do my long runs. I was spoiled living 30 seconds away from the beautiful Battersea park in London where I could just get out of my door and run for miles on end at the…

Running in London

London has been my home for about 20 years and although it is a big city and life can be fast paced, it is a paradise for runners. I was lucky enough to live close to one of London’s most beautiful parks, Battersea park. As it’s not on a tube line, it is considered a…

Running at ‘Il Borro,’ Tuscany

At the end of August this year it was finally time for our long awaited family holidays to the Tuscan countryside. We typically arrived at our hotel with our rented cinquecento (large version) filled to the brim. Our hotel complex called ‘Il Borro’ is a restored medieval village and pays homage to true Italian taste….