Category: “Fitness

Good signals on coal and the Olympics

Posted on 24 April 2009 | 10:04am

As the credit crunch bit, there was a danger of a very bad ‘either-or’ situation developing – either we sort the global economic crisis, or we save the planet, but we can’t do both. To be fair both to Barack Obama and Gordon Brown, they have not lost sight of the importance of the green agenda […]

Tips for the London Marathon

Posted on 23 April 2009 | 5:04pm

A Facebook friend sent me a message this morning ‘any advice for a first time London marathon runner?’ So I whacked off a few thoughts. ‘You should do that as a blog,’ she replied back. ‘Fab tips.’ I love it when other people give me ideas for the blog, especially when I’ve already done the work. […]

A hobby horse, a plug and a bit of sport

Posted on 27 March 2009 | 10:03am

A bit rushed this morning, but enough time to get on one of my hobby horses, plug a radio piece for a TV project I’m involved in, and promote the good side of sport. First, the hobby horse – it is a myth that young people are not interested in politics and political debate. Interesting […]

Iraq, Iran, GB, Obama and diplomatic chess

Posted on 17 March 2009 | 10:03am

A new survey on opinion in Iraq (broadly positive and so largely ignored by the UK media) shows people feel safer and more optimistic about their future. Eighty-five per cent describe security as good or quite good, up 23 per cent. Fifty-nine per cent say they feel safe in their neighbourhoods, up 22 per cent. […]