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A runner and a red, 60-litre, flip-top kitchen bin (Rousse)

Hundreds of faster runners passed me as I headed south along the cycle path. I wished that I could run faster. Perhaps my times would improve if I abandoned carrying the soil-filled, red, 60-litre, flip-top kitchen bin?

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Naked runner upstages singer (Rousse)

The singer at the staff awards party was a plump woman from HR. She sang well, but the audience paid more attention to her outfit than to her voice. She wore a gold mesh mini-dress that barely covered her scarlet … Continue reading

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Bad manners at Loughborough University graduation ceremony, and countryside iPhone thieves (Rousse)

Dressed in a pale green, silk-cotton mix, short-sleeved summer tunic, SC criticised me for drinking Diet Coke, the pattern that my food left on my plate half way through a meal, and eating in front of her. I considered her … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Player-Slayer peril (Rousse)

The Player-Slayer was on the loose in south Edinburgh. Runners were warned to be vigilant on the cycle path that connected the Craiglockhart and Merchiston campuses of Edinburgh Napier University. I ensured that I was accompanied whenever I ran this … Continue reading

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Northumbria University’s funfair recruitment drive, and two naughty sisters (Rousse)

When my sister heard that I had a meeting in Newcastle she said that she would like to see me afterwards. Northumbria University had changed considerably since my last visit. In an apparent effort to recruit more students, the campus … Continue reading

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Peeping Tom tries it on with naked runner (Rousse)

The man leered at me from the doorway as I pulled the drawer open to look for a sports bra. “Nice body”, he murmured, stretching out his right hand to stroke my bare flesh. “Help! TPR!” I shrieked. My husband … Continue reading

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London runner saved by the kindness of strangers (Rousse)

TPR ran ahead of me, clearly appalled at my lack of athleticism. If that was how he felt, I would just give up. I stopped for a while and read the discarded Argos catalogue that I picked out of the … Continue reading

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Lonely Rousse does a runner

I sat in the crowded pub hoping that someone would notice that I was on my own and strike up a conversation with me. Nobody made a move – not even the couple next to me, despite my attempts to … Continue reading

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Skiing in Scotland: chairlifts, cafés and crime (Rousse)

There was something not quite right about this Scottish ski resort. The main drag lift, for example, pulled skiers uphill at such a speed that TPR and I found it almost impossible to cross their path while out on our … Continue reading

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Muddy bush women prove excellent runners (Rousse)

I was doing well, hill training with LM and SS in the woods. On the way back up through the trees I bounded past the pair of them with hardly a need to draw breath. My athletic achievement was soon … Continue reading

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