Issue 21 – Running the distance
Those who follow me on Twitter may have noticed my short bio on this platform, describing myself inter alia as “ultra-marathon runner, Leonard Cohen fan, cricket lover & Arsenal member (proving that investing is not the only painful activity I enjoy)”.
My commitment to all of these painful activities dates back some thirty years or more. I ran my first Two Oceans 56km ultra-marathon as a fresh-faced (and, more importantly, freshlegged) 21 year old student in 1986; if all goes well, I will be lining up for my 27th such “voyage” come Easter Saturday 2016. Over this same period, I’ve done an average of about three marathons and ultras per annum (including the Comrades a couple of times).