Sunday, 31 May 2015

Outside the Wall - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'Banging your heart against some mad bugger's wall' - Waters

Song choice:- Well here is track #30 and the last of the Wall Album Blogs Series. It's been quite a journey through 1970's Pink Floyd but it's proved to be quite cathartic for me as it's made me think about my own character and how I interact with friends, relations and clients. 

Building walls, high enough to keep folk out and my own world in has employed a lot of my adult years and even though folk have said that I'm quite self-contained I do need people, just like anyone else, who think that I'm special and especially love and cherish me. Our world's go wrong when we don't let anyone in or the ones we let in are the wrong ones.

If that's you, tear down your walls...and you might find that there's an exciting world out there waiting for you.

Another Classic Album Blog Starts tomorrow...well that's the Rumour anyway...

Friday, 29 May 2015

The Trial - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- I sentence you to be exposed in front of your peers - Waters

Song Choice:- Now I'm not a big fan of this track but at 29/30 on the Wall Album I have of course got to include it.

I think musically it doesn't do if for me but on listening to the lyrics, they seem really apt to how I feel after listening to the whole album again today.

We are always being judged sometimes by our own standards but I would say more so by our peers...Those people we are out there to impress.

The feedback we receive sometimes surprises us and I've received praise, which was lovely and honesty this week, which was less lovely but spoke volumes about my character that I would ever admit to.

Yep, the verdict sometimes hurts but I'd rather know the truth as you know where you stand.

More tomorrow...

Rory Coleman - 906 Marathons - 233 Ultras
12 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records 
21 Years' Alcohol Free.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Stop - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- Have I been guilty all this time? - Waters

Song Choice:- Possibly one of the shortest songs I've ever chosen but now I'm nearing the end of my 'Wall Series' of Blogs, this 'Stop' leads quite nicely into tomorrow's longer and bizarre 'The Trial' , the penultimate track on the album.

Feeling Guilty's a strange thought as we all are, or have been 'Guilty' for most of our lives about one thing or another or in fact will be for the rest of our lives. Lots of folk spend their whole life feeling 'guilty'... It's funny just how much we say 'Sorry'... For instance someone bumps into you in the street, it's all their fault and what do WE say? Yep, 'Sorry' not 'What the **** are you doing you blind ****, which later on we wish we might have said.

Maybe we are more 'Guilty' than this, with our 'Time'... You know... When we go away on holiday or have time out at the MdS say and come back with fresh intentions of more time with the family and less time embroiled in work related anarchy only for it to last a couple of weeks. 

Yet it's so hard not to get caught up in all that ****.

Ever been to buy something only to be up-sold from a second hand Mini Cooper to a brand new Mini Cooper JCW Works (I could have chosen Porsche here but ALL Porsche Drivers know they are Guilty of Car Envy and already know the Porsche:£ ratio before they shop) or a 42 inch TV to a 65 inch 4K with massive sound bar, all singing and dancing and not knowing how you got to doubling your budget? It's amazing how we can be 'Guilty' of upping the ante. 

If you are Guilty with cash, try On-line Supermarket shopping instead of going to the Store and you'll spend half as much as it takes out the impulse section of buying where one's serotonin gets agitated and we buy stuff we don't really need.

Where am I going with this Blog? Well who knows as I'm just as 'Guilty' as anyone else using my time to write daily conundrums of brain-bursting ramblings that ease my mind about my own inner thoughts and failings. 

When did you put yourself on Trial last and truly think about what the heck you are doing in your life?

I'll be doing just that tomorrow... More then.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Waiting for the Worms - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'In perfect isolation here behind my wall' - Waters

Song Choice:- This is quite an anthem for me and how I feel about my running. Waters paints a much darker picture here than I ever could but I love the 'Isolation' reference as sometimes it's the 'Isolation of Running' that I desire and love so much.

If you're like me, you'll probably know that feeling all too well. I find that removing myself away from the 'White Noise' of modern day life provides a wonderful release and provides space for reflection and time to consider my next action of the day and even my next life chapter on the exceptional out of body and mind perfect isolating occasion.

Wondering what the heck, I'm going on about? Maybe your Wall is far too high already to listen to anyone who can make your life just that little bit more complete.

Don't 'Wait for the Worms', do whatever it is you've got to do before it's too late!

More tomorrow...

Rory Coleman
905 Marathons - 233 Ultra-Marathons - 9 Guinness World Records
12 Marathon des Sables and 21 Years Alcohol Free.

Run like Hell - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- ‘You better Run all day, and Run all night’ – Waters & Gilmour

Song Choice:- Ahh at last THE Waters & Gilmour Masterpiece (after 25 songs of the Wall Album) including a brilliant Keyboard Solo from the sadly no longer with us Richard Wright. The LIVE version from the 1980 show has the vitriolic Waters intro making it even more specially tasty…

And it is special… as I've Run all day, and Run all night far too many times to remember. Then again it’s what’s kept me sane over the years and along the way has given me a huge amount of satisfaction and outlet for my own zest and enthusiasm for life.

Unlike Waters nerves being in ‘Tatters’, mine have only gotten stronger and ‘Running like Hell’ has taken me a lot further than I ever thought it would when I first started. There’s something about the simplicity of running that I love and that it makes you own up and be honest with yourself… So in turn you can be honest with everyone else you meet.

I was lucky enough to hear Sir Ranulph Fiennes speak at Marie Curie tonight and even luckier to add my thoughts into the mix to a packed Institute of Great Britain Audience. And that’s like Heaven for me… and it felt wonderful to be open and honest about myself and how I've got to today.

Running’s not Hell, Life’s not Hell…It’s what you make it. All you need to do is...

Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run
Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run

As it takes a lot of the hurty pain away, more tomorrow...

Monday, 25 May 2015

In the Flesh - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- Is there something eluding you, Sunshine - Waters

Song Choice:- As I near the end of my Wall Marathon, the 'In the Flesh' reprise heralds in 'Run like Hell' another album standout and has the above lyric which has always intrigued me.

In life, we search. For wealth, happiness, health and people to share it with. 'Cos if you don't share it, it ain't worth it in my book. Personally, I love sharing, I'm just careful whom I share it with.

Now that sounds a bit mean of me but if you know me well, I'm far from that in reality. I've found in recent months I'm far more conscious of folk whom want me to share my world with.

I'm not sure if there's only one thing that's eluding most folks' lives. I meet loads who's lives are eluding them...passing them by...very slowly one day at a time.

Luckily I get to help some of them out of the darkness and back into the Flesh. The flesh of life.

Don't let it elude you...grab it, make the most of it before it's in your rear view mirrors.

Rory Coleman - 905 Marathons - 233 Ultras
12 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records - 21 Years' Alcohol Free.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Show Must Go On - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- Am I too old or is it too late - Waters

Song Choice:- A Floyd song without Waters? Well he wrote it but doesn't play or sing, which is most unusual.

Anyway, as for the lyric - You are never too old or too late. Or indispensable for that matter as there's always more at the door an old boss once told me.

But I find its the 'Respect' and 'Control' of situations and people that I'm now finding fascinating to see in myself and in others I meet.

Let's face it, we all know if we respect or have an amount of control over our loved ones or colleagues. BUT do they respect or control us?

A relationship in which there's no respect and domineering control on one persons part, isn't much of a relationship. For the domineered it's a complete misery of an existence yet some folk spend a lifetime in service to others in Cinderella poverty...that's in terms of emotion and not riches.

The interesting notion is to test the 'Respect' and 'Control' theory and apply it to your own criteria. It's amazing how folk whom don't respect you, you don't respect and how little you control as you are lacking folks respect.

I'm running the CTS Flete Marathon tomorrow and I'm going to pontificate further on my conundrum as I've found it quite an eye opening notion this week.

Do you have the Respect you deserve? Are you fresh out of Control?

More it's getting late and I'm getting too old! Especially if you are asked if you are your son's Granddad.

Rory Coleman - 905 Marathons - 233 Ultras
12 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records - 21 Years' Alcohol Free.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Comfortably Numb - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- Well I can ease your pain - Gilmour & Waters

Song Choice:- Well this Pink Floyd Classic is listed in the best rock songs/best guitar solos of so many people that my vote doesn't really count for much. In 1979, it answered all my listening needs over and over can play its 6:23 version 9 times an hour if your neighbours and parents could stand it!

I was lucky enough to see one of the original 30 shows where Gilmour stood on the wall with the lights and glitter ball effects at Earls Court, now that was an evening.

Anyway, I love the 'I can ease your pain' lyric as it's like the saying 'A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved'. Just how right is that old chestnut as sometimes just talking about the thing that's giving you sleepless nights can make a lot of the hurty pain go away.

I find myself doing more of 'Pain relief' than 'Pain inflicting' in a lot of my ULTRA-marathon Clinics sorting people's brains out before their bodies as that's where most of the problems and barriers lie. It's somewhere I believe I help folk the most.

Confidence isn't a given, it's a belief that's learned and one where it gets better and better the more you do. 30 years after my driving test, I never think once about how to drive a car, I just do it naturally. My first solo drive in a car was well scary and there wasn't much clutch left as I remember. But then that's life and it's all about learning and not becoming Comfortably Numb.

Rory Coleman - 904 Marathons - 233 Ultras - 12 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 21 Years' Alcohol Free.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Bring the Boys Back Home - The Pink Floyd

166 reviews for a toaster?
Lyric:- 'Wrong, do it again' - Waters

Song Choice:- I love the phone call section the end of this track which leads into the awesome 'Comfortably Numb'...(blogging song tomorrow) which is one of the three stand out tracks from the whole Wall Album in my opinion along with 'Run like Hell and 'Young Lust' where Roger Waters, let David Gilmour in on the writing. Although in later times they would disagree and fall out with each other dramatically, their music created together is just pure genius.

Anyway, less of the Floyd's history and more of the lyric as there are so many people nowadays prepared to offer opinion on virtually everything. As an example, I've just picked a random toaster on the Argos Website the De'Longhi CTJ4003 - 4 Slice Toaster, to be precise and there are 166 reviews on it. Ranging from one star - 'The worst purchase ever' to five stars - 'Probably the best toaster ever'. Why oh why are people reviewing a bloody toaster?

As they've already bought it...if it's no good, you could just take it back, that's the guarantee that the manufacturer offers. Also how good are a range of reviews when you get a worst and best toaster since sliced bread spectrum of opinions. Whom do you listen to? The internet has made our lives far more complicated I believe.

What happened to good old common sense when Rotel, Pioneer and Wharfedale made pretty good hi-fi that could amplify a Pink Floyd in 1978 to bedroom ear bleeding decibel levels that we knew Amstrad simply (and rather embarrassingly if you owned up to having one) erm… wouldn’t. Sadly in 2015 it’s now months of research and nothing less than 5 stars in What HiFi is going to be good enough for even a pair of headphones. Who knows what they were listening to and it’s a worry though as the person reviewing it could also have been a toaster tester…and heavily in Lisa Stansfield.

Why don’t you go through life making your own judgements and going with your gut instincts. If it’s cheap, it’s  not going to be much cop and if it turns out wrong, you can always do it again – properly. That’s what life’s all about.

Learning from YOUR mistakes not others perhaps… 

Monday, 18 May 2015

Vera - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn' - Waters

I'm sure that many people younger than me have heard of Dame Vera Lynn (or DVL as she's affectionately known)...She was the Second World War Sweetheart that sang the about the Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover, you know the one really, and yes she's still with us aged 98 (Small confession, I had to check Google actually).

Anyway, it just goes to show you how things get lost from generation to generation and I wonder what will become of the legacy of the people we know and love so well now in the next 100 years or so, whom will we remember. It seems that most young people don't know who Sir Winston Churchill was or why Neil Armstrong is so important to our modern day history. Probably two of the most iconic people of the 20th Century in my opinion. How will all the mindless celebrities of today get remembered...Hmm.

Hopefully the music of Pink Floyd will live on and won't be lost on the youth of the son Sam (21) said he'd heard to some 'Floyd' and thought it was a bit depressing. I wondered if he'd actually listened and enjoyed the music that lived with me now for a generation. It's shaped my life...I'm not sure that Ed Sheeran has the same longevity, even though he's a lovely chap.

If Sam ignores Ed and goes more Pink like his Dad, he'll know all about Dame Vera Lynn and the fabulous 'Floyd'.

More tomorrow...but don't go forgetting our yesterdays.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Nobody Home - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- I've got amazing powers of observation - Waters

Song Choice:- Although Waters is waxing on about Syd Barrett here, I love this line from the song as in my case, I can honestly say I really do look at everything around me and try to take it all in.

You have to as life's all about experiencing situations and one's environment is so important I believe. As is looking closely as everyone we encounter, it's a primeval thing and we actually look at Men and Women in totally different ways - as a running coach I look at how folk move and gait analysis, it's a subconscious habit now as is looking at folks bodies too. Don't tell me that YOU don't as you DO, naturally sizing up what you see.

As I said, I know I do and body size and shape is a reflection of folks past, lifestyle and personal standard of living. It says a lot about whom you are and transmits a huge amount of information about you to others. There's a lot in the saying, 'You never get a second chance to make a first impression'. You know what it's like when you meet someone for the first time, in job interviews if you don't look the part, you won't get the job. 

How YOU look, tells me loads about YOU...before you even say a word.

Then I've got amazing powers of observation, have you? I wonder what people see about me?

Rory Coleman - 904 Marathons - 233 Ultras - 12 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 21 Years' Alcohol Free.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Is there anybody out there? - The Pink Floyd

Song Choice:- Having only one line of lyrics, repeated four times there not a lot I can add to the 'Words of Waters'. It mirrors the line from Comfortably Numb which asks the more relevant question in my opinion if anybody's IN there...

How many times have you asked that one. I'm sure you think it I know I do.

Isn't it funny how just one line from a song can make you see things in a completely different way. This week's been a complete eye opener for me. Life's a funny old game ain't it...

A game that will close one day with this song. The classical guitar section is one of my favourite pieces music and sums me up perfectly.

How cool is that :-)

Rory Coleman - 903 Marathons - 233 Ultras - 12 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 21 Years' Alcohol Free.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Hey You - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'Always doing what you're told' - Waters

Song Choice:- Well I've been waiting for this one perhaps and it's a great opener for Side Three of the original vinyl album. The octave higher vocals of Waters last verse being my favourite part.

The always doing what you're told bit has always shone out for me in this song as I don't think I've ever been guilty of that one. It's not that I'm a deliberate renegade, I've just come to realise that I'm just a bit different to the norm and my ideas of the world sometimes conflict and my determination to succeed can appear somewhat strange to say the least.

That's what 'Sticking Out' is all about...and at 53, I don't think there's much chance of me changing that!

The thing that Waters asks 'was it only fantasy?' Well it is unless you stop doing what you are expected to do and live a little, or in some cases a lot.

Hey You...

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Goodbye Cruel World - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'There's nothing you can say to make me change my mind' - Waters

Song Choice:- Well it's the next track on the Album chronologically and the above lyric reflects my very black and white or rather black OR white approach to life.

You see, once my mind is made up, well it's kinda made up and it's not worth wasting your energy trying to change it. It's one of my real strengths AND weaknesses. Being focussed (that's a nice way of saying determined and bloody minded), really helps but the zeros and ones my 'Binary Brain' (BB) uses doesn't have a 'Maybe', 'Middle', 'Grey' or '5/10' setting...which sadly on some occasions might come in very handy indeed. Even then if I had it, I don't know if I would know when to use it.

Then again is mediocrity something that I want to understand? An emphatic 'No' resounds from my 'BB' which only confirms that it's just never going to happen... 

There's more chance of me buying a Celine Dion Album*. Now there's a thought... I'll leave you with that thought...

And I'll be back with more frightening talk tomorrow...

* (I could have chosen Barry Manilow, Justin Timberlake or Justin Bieber as they are also like nails down a blackboard to my Prog Rock Ears)...

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Another Brick in the Wall Part 3 - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- I have seen the writing on the wall - Waters

Song Choice:- The final part of the Another Brick Trilogy sees a very angry Waters putting the final touches to his every increasing wall between him and his rigid school days past.

For me it highlights Gilmour's amazing ability to link massive guitar chords to Waters shrieking Lyrics. The above lyric always touches a nerve with me as there have a been so many occasions in my life (and probably yours too) where exactly what you thought was going to happen does exactly that.

Sometimes, you just know it. You can feel it in your bones. It's more than knowing the end of a film well before the final scene. It's knowing the Life Lottery numbers well ahead of the draw and still not buying the ticket.

When oh when, will we go with our gut feelings, as I reckon more than not you're probably going to be right first time, as the answer is written in huge letters right in front of you.

So next time you see the 'Writing on the Wall, maybe it's there telling you something...Yep, it's telling you what you already know.

More tomorrow...

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Don't leave me now - The Pink Floyd

Lyric: 'Running away' - Waters

Song Choice:- A proper Pink Floyd, 'Wrist Slasher' of a song and one that's more of an emotional brick than is obvious at first but it's the 'Running away' lyric that catches my ear...

After today's Marlborough Downs 33 I hope my level of 'Running' doesn't go 'Away' now I've really got into a real 'Running Rhythm' as I it felt really awesome today as I did a very sound 6.5hrs for the off-road and extremely muddy and hilly in places course over the grassy downs.

With me, it's hours and hours of 'Long Slow Distance', that make a real difference to my overall performance combined with being as close to 80kgs that my sweet tooth can take me...

Interestingly, I ran through and past the 'Stones' at Avebury today just in time too as I'm putting my Dixon's Carphone people through their hill paces in Richmond Park after meeting a certain Radio DJ at 8:30am.

That means it's bedtime for this 'Old Happy Soldier' ahead of a very busy Monday indeed!

More then...

One of my Turns - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- Day after Day - Waters

Song Choice:- The flip side of the Another Brick 2 single has an angry, frustrated Waters hurling the lyrics venomously at the audience and I can understand his feelings only too well.

Mediocrity and familiarity can lead to a place called Average and that's somewhere I for one would hate to inhabit but where lots of folk feel comfortable in living.

I thought a lot today about the 'Pouring Derision' line from the earlier track 'Happiest Days' and post election let's hope there is now a time of unity and support for each other. Like other coaches I'm only too happy to encourage - it puts you in a good place in your day to day lives.

More tomorrow post marathon #903

902 Marathons, 232 Ultras
12 MdS, 9 World Records and 21 Years Alcohol Free.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Young Lust - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- Will some woman in this desert land - Gilmour & Waters

Song Choice:- With Gilmour"s excellent vocals plus great guitar chords, I love this track and the woman in the desert lyric reminds me only too much of my own young lust, listening to this on a scratchy Waltham Music Centre.

My 24 bit Studio quality hifi hasn't changed my liking for this track and it's only added clinical clarity to a much loved obsession - a love of music and my youth.

It's parallel is a clarity of the soul that only 35 years of life's ups and downs has given me. A knowledge of what's right for me and what's not. I'm only too aware of that as well as my own failings and needs.

That's something that I'm seeing more and more of this week as I start preparing a new class of MdS runners for the 2016 race.

There's lust ok and lots of it as they enter the world of Weekend Warrior Ultra Running for the Mid-Life Crisis Man. Testosterone? If only I could bottle it...

It's Young Lust alright...good job I'm not a new boy at this.

More tomorrow...

Rory Coleman - 902 Marathons - 232 Ultras
12 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records - 21 Years' Alcohol Free.

Location:Pembroke Road,Cardiff,United Kingdom

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Empty Spaces - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'How shall I complete the wall?' - Waters

Song Choice:- A track that really builds, which is quite apt considering the title of the Album, which then leads into the fantastic 'Young Lust'...

Which leads me onto talking about the building blocks that we use as a foundation for our rather busy modern day lives. It's worth asking yourself, What are my fundamental needs? Am I in the right job? Am I surrounded by the right people? Am I making the most of my short time on this planet - I wonder if you can say that you are on all counts.

I bet you can't...and if that's true, whom are you kidding, and isn't it time you sorted yourself out.

Be like The Floyd, Complete the Wall and build it high and strong...Lay your bricks set on a firm foundation, making sure you've got a firm plan to follow, allowing for set-backs and a contingency fund and success will come in leaps and bounds.

I'm starting a series of double day running churning out 9 minute mile/training blocks that will deliver great things next January I hope.

How are your foundations - sound or shaky?

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Goodbye Blue Sky - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'The flames are all long gone' - Waters

Song Choice:- Side 2, yes we are talking Vinyl here, starts with one of my favourite tracks from the whole Wall Album. See for yourself here and marvel at Gilmour's memorising acoustic guitar and Waters beautiful deep bass playing 

Anyway,I use the phrase 'Blue Sky Thinking' lots when I'm writing 12 week programmes for people because it's sometimes easier to project my own thoughts on folks and their next 84 days, rather than try and flex the training around rather chaotic lives. Quite ironic really...

Of course in my own world the skies are always blue and the grass green with little white fluffy bunnies running around...Well sometimes, or maybe most of the time BUT it's not easy to keep them cloud free once you've got the sun to shine through one's life chaos, I've found. Most of the time though I get it right and it's led to a much calmer approach to life I've found.

That's why the lyric 'The flames are all long gone', speaks so loudly to me as I meet lots of folk that have had their flames firmly extinguished by their partners, family or colleagues. People get downtrodden by others I've found. Getting people out of that rut and re-igniting their passions is the most rewarding and interesting part of my job I've found.

Finishing times, races and medals are just by-products of getting one's life back in order and making one's skies blue again.

So don't say 'Goodbye', say 'Hello' and welcome in some fresh horizons...You'll be glad you did.

More tomorrow... 

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Mother - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- Should I build a Wall? - Waters

Song Choice:- One of the best songs from The Wall Album with an amazing solo from Guitarist David Gilmour, plus Nick Mason's laid back drumming for added amazing Pink Floyd Song Appeal, what could be better eh?

Yikes, there's a Question...
It's an interesting thing to build a wall. It's a boundary, a barrier, a physical thing with a million and one combinations of bricks and mortar and size takes time and energy to construct and however strong it's built can easily be demolished especially if the foundations it's built on aren't that strong...

Most of us will never get the sand cement and bricks to make a proper wall but we all build virtual walls around us, some are added slowly brick by brick every day of our lives. Others are quickly constructed and then taken down again the same day. It's in our human nature to protect ourselves and keep life's demons out.

We like our own space.

I love mine just as much as the next person but I feel my Bricklaying talents are about to go into overdrive...I'm not sure why or how. I just hope The Walls not too high.

More tomorrow...or is that Mortar Morrow. (Now that's funny)...

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'We don't need no thought control' - Waters

Song Choice:- I bought this as a single in 1979 pre-Wall release and played the 45 to death as I remember. It's just one of those great songs of my teenage youth and reminds me so much of my time at KES Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon.

As for Waters 'Thought Control' well maybe he's right that we don't and certainly didn't back then need anyone telling us what to think but funnily enough I believe we still do what people want us to do, even though we don't.

For example I meet a lot of very clever people who have worked so hard to get to where they are today. Big jobs, for big companies for big wages. But, some confess to working double their salaried hours to get paid for half of their effort...I always ask them if they are happy about being a charity to their employers and mostly get a knowing nod but more often a 'Well I've got to as its expected of me'...

Don't get me wrong, I've been there and been burned out why do it?

Get some 'Thought Control' get smart as well as clever and make the most of your time - you've already missed the 'Happiest Days of your Lives' and when you do escape, you'll wish you had years earlier.

Have a Great Bank Holiday Time Out, pause for thought and do get on with doing what you really want to with your life - before it's too late. 

Those sliding doors are sliding!

Rory Coleman - 902 Marathons - 232 Ultras
12 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records - 21 Years' Alcohol Free.