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Run the 2010 ING New York Marathon!

August 30, 2010

There is something very satisfying about running a marathon and if you are thinking of doing one, a big city marathon definitely adds to the experience and they don’t get any bigger than the New York City Marathon! Having some loud and enthusiastic support really helps over those last few miles as your legs start […]

The Best and Worst of Modern Society

March 30, 2010

On Sunday I watched two programs which really highlighted the best and worst of modern society. Two contrasting examples of the role models we give our kids. The first was a documentary on the 2004 Hawaii Ironman on Universal Sport. Really well made with fantastic filming of this spectacular island and some excellent sub stories […]

“Game Bird” – A New Social Media Phenomenon!

March 4, 2010

Over the weekend I experienced a new social media phenomenon.“Watching” sports on Twitter! It started Sunday morning when I was looking for a live video feed to watch Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne one of the early season “Belgian Classic” bike races. For non cycling fans, these races are notorious for being run on bad roads and usually in […]

Canada’s Hockey Team give their Country a huge morale boost

February 28, 2010

Today Canada’s hockey team gave their country a huge morale boost with a home town win in Vancouver. So we all got the big showdown we wanted with Canada and the USA fighting it out for Olympic Gold today in the men’s hockey final and what a great game it was! As expected both teams […]

Canada beat Slovakia 3 – 2 to join USA in Final

February 26, 2010

Team USA completed their path to the “Dream” final by overwelming Finland in the first semi-final earlier today. Finland were undefeated, before this game and had been described as talented, but you would never have guessed it from watching the first period! It was also said that the Finnish Goalie Kiprusoff did not like being […]

Olympic Ice Hockey – Home Town Win Boosts Morale

February 25, 2010

Back in December I wrote a piece about how home town wins boost morale. The Giants had just beaten Division rivals Dallas and everyone went back to work happy on Monday. That may have been the last time they won by the way! An even better example, which I also cited back in December, was […]

How are our Lifestyles affected by the Recession?

November 26, 2009

Welcome to my new blog! I will be touching on a range of different topics – lifestyles, business, the recession, sports, entertainment and other subjects that grab my interest.  Hopefully with a fresh perspective and looking at things from slightly different angles. One subject which is never out of the news at the moment is the […]