Liverpool Beach

It’s called ‘Otterspool Promenade’ but I’ve always thought of it as Liverpool Beach. A long, wide, open space by the banks of the Mersey where the people of Liverpool come out to play, on sunny days like today. Long time readers might have been here before. Otterspool is part of my regular 10k run. And […]

A Foggy Day

In a time of such undoubted climate change, it’s a relief when days in deep midwinter behave like they should. So far this year, up on the north west coast of England, all the days have felt like a freakish early springtime. Until the last two. When I got up yesterday morning I was shocked […]

A perfect day

One of the most read posts on the blog this year has been ‘Busy doing nothing.’ Written on  a balmy early summer’s day, this celebrated one of the great joys of self-employment. The freedom to do nothing, if all else is well, and if you feel like it. Today was another such day. Not balmy […]

Running Free: An opinionated guide to urban running

When I started my ‘Running Free’ series of posts I thought they would be, well, a series. Like The Friday Walks, only running. This has proved to be not so, and I’ve been wondering why? Most obviously it’s because running is a hard one to capture, especially if you like to run an illustrated blog, […]

Running Free: Where’s the water?

This is not a new running route, you’ll have done this one before (you are keeping up aren’t you?). But it’s a real favourite of mine. I call it the Otterspool 10k, a rough estimate, but Sarah agrees with me and she’s done enough 10k’s to know. Out of our house on a misty November […]

Running free: Lost Liverpool

First in a new occasional series from Ronnie. Running, who’d have thought it? I love running. A simple enough sentence, you might think? But not one I’d have been able to write for most of my life. I couldn’t see the point. There they’d go. Trundle, trundle, round the outside of Sefton Park. And the […]