For such a simple sport, people can really make running complicated. Fancy shoes, performance fabrics, nutrition supplements, and GPS watches all give us opportunities to spend money, while there’s a whole industry devoted to thinking up ever more inventive training regimes.
8 Feb 2018
21 Jan 2018
Why smoking, drinking, and eating sweets might actually be good for you
5 Dec 2017
How the patterns and puzzles of Japanese drew me in to climb a language learning ladder
10 Nov 2017
Introducing the Knowledge Funeral - an opportunity to mourn and celebrate the passing of our obsolete skills
6 Oct 2017
Why are so many parents addicted to their phones? Why are we so afraid of boredom? Why am I deleting Twitter from my phone?
12 Sep 2017
I recently reached a goal that, for a long time, I never knew existed, and never imagined I'd care about. I’ve made it to 50 Parkruns. I’ve been there, and done that, although I haven't got the T-shirt yet.
18 Jun 2017
On the moral dilemma facing a cyclist at an empty set of traffic lights in the middle of the night.
11 Sep 2016
It’s a strange feeling to be going on holiday as the project I’m working on reaches a crunch time.
7 Sep 2016
For a long time, I’ve been intrigued by the phenomenon whereby a certain kind of music fan (myself included) professes disdain for the mainstream, and doesn’t want to be seen to like anything too popular.
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