Sep 22, 2018

Most readers will know of my good mate, Tony Mangan’s, current walk around the world. Tony is presently in Vietnam, about to cross the border into China. You can follow Tony on


I am now pleased to announce that another world walker will begin tomorrow. Tom Fremantle will begin walking around the world from the Pacific Coast in California, heading east. It should be a great journey. you can follow Tom on


I’m often asked to promote various running products. I only do so after testing them and finding them beneficial. I refuse to take payment for such endorsements, as doing so would compromise my opinion. I recently received a pair of socks in the mail and, having worn them for several runs, I’m pleased to say that I find them a very good product. So, if you’re looking for a new pair of running socks, I have no qualms in recommending Rockay. You can find out more about these socks on the following web sites:



Finally, some photos from this day six years ago. it was also a Saturday, and happened to be the day I finished running in Ligonier, in western Pennsylvania. Sadly, it was not far at all from where the hijacked United Airlines jet crashed in a field on Sept 11, 2001. Anyhow, Carmel and I went out to dinner that evening at a local pub, where we found a couple of guys playing music. Carmel surreptitiously had a word with them, and the next thing I knew, I was being called up to play a few songs with guys, as you’ll see from these photos.