Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Human Racing - Nik Kershaw

Nik looking the part...
Lyrics:- 'Around and around we go' - Kershaw

Song Choice:- Remember Nik? Wasn't he in Duran Duran for a while? I'm sure he was. I know he was a teenage heartthrob until his fans found out he was married. He did write some good tunes though and Human Racing today highlights my thoughts perfectly on the subject of the Human 'Race'...

You see, we're all 'Racing' nowadays with little time to come up for air and consider our precarious lives on this revolving lump of spinning rock in the midst of time and space. 

The concept of space and time is rather mind-blowing but the wonder of how our world was created in a nano-second of time in an ever expanding space that one day will implode makes our day-to-day existence seem rather futile to say the least. In real terms, our whole life existence is a mere blink of an eye and it's kinda frightening what we do with the time we have living on it.

We all want to make our mark. A mark on the planet. To be known for doing or being something. Standing out from the crowd isn't easy and being a 'World Beater' a very rare commodity.

That's why it's strange to think we are all so different. We're not really. I mean looking in on our world, we would all be seen as one species, one breed. Yet why do we believe that we are all so different and have such diverse needs. We are all pretty much the same it's only that our drive is different.

99.99% of us have 206 bones, will have had 32 adult teeth at one time or another, walked, talked and learned to be a 'Human', as a species we are great at learning, at expanding our minds and pushing the boundaries way past their limits.

The strange thing I find is that we don't look after our 'Vehicle for Discovery', yes our Body very well at all. That's why daily fitness is so important to our longevity, as well as our need for greatness in whatever field we can find to make our mark. Those treadmill Guinness World Records I set in 1998 have been worth their weight in gold over the years. It took me four years and 116 marathons to get my mind, body and soul ready to know that when I stepped onto the treadmill, the five records I was chasing in that 24 hours were going to be a dead cert.

My point is, that if you set out to do something, make sure you do it.

My timing was just perfect and my driver at the time was thatI just wanted them more than anyone else. So my question is where are you making yours and who are you racing against?

Amen

Rory Coleman - 996 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,603 Days' Alcohol Free - 451 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Sully, Cymru

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Alaska - UK

Lyrics:- 'Close my eyes imagine somewhere' - Jobson

Song Choice:- I nearly chose Violiniski's shocking Clog Dance for today's blog but simply couldn't as it was so dreadful at the time. It drove me potty back in 1979. Instead I've chosen UK's Alaska from the same year featuring one of my own Violin heroes, (no not you Dan Mullin) but 'Eddie Jobson'.

I wanted a Violin based track to illustrate my thoughts on Malcolm Gladwell's theory that the key to success in any field, is simply a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years. 

The theory's been written about far too many times to mention, but if you are learning to play the violin, as my 12-year-old daughter Pearl is, it will be 2027 before we'll be able to take our ear defenders off and hear a 'Jobson-Like' performance. Even at Grade 8, I'm told, it will still sound like the painful screech of nails down a blackboard. Yikes!

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure she'll enjoying the learning experience and becoming a more proficient player but like anything it will take time. Her success will rely her determination to succeed and endurance. Sounds kinda familiar eh?

You see, in my world, it takes a similar level of dedication and time. I wonder how folk believe they can become a world beater at any kind of endurance sport with less than 10,000 hours of practise and Gladwell's theory I believe stacks up. Yes, you can get very good in a short space of time but to become a world beater and bodily bombproof, well that's down to the simple equation of, You + Dedication over Setbacks + Injury.

I saw Danny Kay at the weekend, now there's a guy - a proper running machine at 75 years of age, completing his 683rd marathon - he's never experienced a DNF and is still running strong. We share the same running philosophy and he gave me some sound advice during the run. He took some beating too! 

Starting out I found speaking to the guys who've been there, got the T-Shirt and have done what ii is you want to do, is always the best approach. John Martin taught me all those lessons back in 1995, when I wasn't sure whether I wanted to take his advice. His prophesy and teaching came true though, give him his due, and his ideals and those of Coach Arthur Lydiard live on in my work.

If only I could apply it to playing the Violin...


Amen.

Rory Coleman - 996 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,602 Days' Alcohol Free - 450 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Caersydd, Cymru

Monday, 24 July 2017

Can I play with Madness - Iron Maiden

Lyrics:- 'Give me a sense of wonder' - Dickenson, Harris & Smith

Song Choice:- I've seen Maiden live and I can't say I was overly impressed so I'm currently exploring their back catalogue to see if I get their music a bit more and I'm enjoying some of their better know tracks. This got to #10 in 1988, and I mean, any song with 'Play' and 'Madness' in the title strikes me as being a perfect 'Blog-Song' accompaniment. This track from their platinum selling 1988 album 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' and is well worth another listen.

I thought about this track a lot as I 'Played with Madness' during yesterday's Bath Running Festival's Marathon - my 996th marathon outing and possibly one of the hardest and probably the wettest.

You see, I should have known better than to take on anything that's as super hilly as this one, during the middle of the 'British Summer'. All those reducing parkrun times and thoughts of returning to fitness had lured me into a 'False Sense of Awesomeness' you see. They were soon kicked into touch though as the heavens opened just before the start. It rained all day with one downpour being so heavy that the descents, especially off Solsbury Hill became ravines and extremely treacherous. It was easier to ski in places rather than try to walk or run.

I'm not bleating, however it did make me wonder though why they made the course so hard, especially the 14.5 miles in three hours cutoff which I beat by a mere 36 seconds - many didn't. Pushing hard to beat that meant that for the rest of the race I was in recovery mode.

I did run the last vertical mile to earning a couple of scalps, but it shows me that I'm still not as fit as I thought I was. Marathon #997 is a welcome lapping of the Enigma Lake where I'll hopefully get a better gauge of my recovery on the flat, and see my actual progress since my last outing there in February.

Am I downhearted, nah... Little Charlie is one this week and the year has flown by. I watched him come into the world from a wheelchair, so I only have a 'sense of wonder' at what I've achieved in less than 365 days. This time last year I would have done anything to be out running in the rain, let alone walking.

Grab life while you can folks and enjoy the week ahead... Maybe 'Play with Madness' a bit eh?

Amen.

Rory Coleman - 996 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,601 Days' Alcohol Free - 449 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Caersydd, Cymru

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Solsbury Hill - Sir Peter of Gabriel

Not as Sunny today!!!
Lyrics:- 'I just had to trust imagination' - Gabriel

Song Choice:- If you run over Solsbury Hill on a marathon, it's only right to use it as a 'Blog-song' IMO.

Gabriel's first post Genesis hit from 1977 relates a spiritual experience he had on top of the hill about his thoughts about his departure from the band.

It's really about the gambles we take in life. You know when you take everything you've built, everything you've worked for and everything you created only to discard it in the hope of what you are striving for instead is the golden ticket.

I've done it myself a few times with differing levels of success but have always thought that I've been better off for taking the gamble, rather than not.

There's nothing worse in my world than someone saying 'If only I'd... as of course they should have. Even if things don't turn out for the best, you'll always know if it was wirth the sacrifice and there's nearly always a second chance anyway.

So what's stopping you climbing your 'Solsbury Hill' today? And what are you most frightened of?

If it's the 'Fear of Failure', if it is, don't worry as you probably won't... if it's the 'Fear of Trying', climb your hill, take a good look around and then give it a go... what is there to lose eh? A bit of pride perhaps?

Come on - dive on in, the water's lovely especially in a British Summer - as it pi55ed it down today for nearly all 26.2 miles.

Amen.

Rory Coleman - 996 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,600 Days' Alcohol Free - 448 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Bath, England

Friday, 21 July 2017

Match of the Day - Genesis

Winning more now than ever...
Lyrics:- 'The only way, to spend your Saturday' - Banks, Collins, Hackett & Rutherford

Song Choice:- Well it's not surprising that Steve Hackett left the band after recording this EP, and it's very rare that I pick a really DUFF track for my blog but this 1977 shocker from Genesis illustrates my thoughts perfectly going into the weekend on what might be a better way of spending your Saturday.

For instance, from the end of next year you'll be able to come Wales for free! Wales is such a cool place right now. You see, it's been announced today that we're scrapping the entry fee into God's Country over the two Severn Crossings to increase trade and tourism.

It's great news and I reckon I've personally paid for at least one of the bridges over the past few years with all of the crossings I've done - I'm not sure where the missing £167,000,000 will come from though that the tolls currently produce but maybe the Welsh Government is hoping that the tax on the extra income brought in by dropping the tolls will pay dividends? Hmm...I'm not sure either?

Anyway, back to 'Match of the Day' bit and the Severn Bridge toll is just a drop in the ocean against we spend as a nation watching other people play sport on a Saturday afternoon. The numbers are mind-blowing when you consider that you can actively take part in sport, as the BBC's #GetInspired campaign encourages for £0 - yep a bit fat zero at your local parkrun. Considering the BBC pay Gary Linekar £2,000,000 for his TV 'Anchorman' role, and if the reports are correct, Alan Shearer £450,000 for his 'Punditry' it's all seems a crazy way to spend the licence fee when the cash could be used in much more positive way.

Sadly, the modern-day game of football is a 'Network Marketing Dream'. Back in 1977, the above song's lyrics mention a player's transfer fee of being £440,000 - well that's less than a week's wages for Gareth Bale nowadays, and he's only one of many at the top of this particular money pyramid.

And who's funding it? Well that's the 'Football Fanatic'. The guy buying a season ticket at a Premier League Ground for 19 games a year at a mere £1,000. Add in a Sky subscription all the travel, home shirt, away shirt, casual third shirt and multiply that by a few hundred thousand similar fans and you can easily see how the cash stacks up.

I've nothing against the game and if it floats your boat, well that's fine by me. I'll freely admit that I love the World Cup and Euros but the weekends, are for living out your own sporting dreams and achieving your own personal goals rather than watch other people try and score theirs - I mean you are not even guaranteed a good match or even a result. At least with my approach you are in charge of your own destiny and enjoyment factor.

You can win your own 'Champions League' every year...

So enjoy the weekend 'Match of the Day' free for at least a couple more weekends and have a great Saturday especially if you are trying to smash out a new 5km PB.


Amen.

Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,598 Days' Alcohol Free - 446 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Cardydd, Cymru

Thursday, 20 July 2017

All Stood Still - Ultraxox

New Romantic Cool? v 80's Nightmare
Lyrics:- 'The lights went out (The last fuse blew)
The clocks all stopped (It can't be true)
The program's wrong (What can we do?)
The printout's blocked (It relied on you)' - Ure

Song Choice:- Vienna has to be one of THE albums of the early 80's and has so many great tracks including Mr X, Western Promise and this one, All Stood Still as well as the incredibly well known title track Vienna, itself. I won't bash on about that only ever getting to #2 being held off the top spot by Joe Dolce's Shadapp you faceas we are all too familiar with that story (poor old Midge Ure never has lived that one down).

It really was the miss of the decade, well in popular music terms anyway. 

However, the song's well worth the listen and as you'll see it's no wonder the 'Synth-Based New Romantic' style was somehow never going to last and by 1990 most of the 'New Romantics' were more 'Old Romantics'. Those that had survived, had become more mainstream and well into long-term music careers like Duran Duran and Simple Minds. For these bands, they'd gone from being rather awkward and geeky, to well polished performers who were more stadium sized bands rather than the Arthouse Club Acts, they'd started out as. 

Sadly Ultravox didn't make the cut. The changes? Well, they happened super-slowly and it's amazing how much some these performers had changed by the end of the decade.

Oh the point of all of this? Well it just got me thinking about how much we change and will change in each of the decades of our lives. It's something we don't see ourselves when we look into our bathroom mirrors each morning, as the change happens with the speed of a 'Stop Go Animation' at a ridiculously slow rate. Sometimes, it's only our friends and family who have the courage to announce our transformation from one stage to another.

Watch Matthew Perry's transformation over the ten series of 'Friends' to see how much one person can change and how lifestyle is reflected in how they look. It's amazing how we judge people by how they appear and especially how they are turned out. 

It happens every day, all day, everywhere you go, never forget that. We are all constantly being judged.

The image you project is a clear statement of who you really are and reflects your standards and ideals. It might be worth looking at your own reflection and see if it's changed since 2007, as the clocks haven't stopped and nothing stands still. Remember, whatever your lifestyle is now, will be reflected in how you look in 2027 and in your health.

It's well worth a thought...

Amen.

Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,597 Days' Alcohol Free - 445 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Cardydd, Cymru

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

99 Red Balloons - Nena

Nena's world soon went POP...
Lyrics:- 'Panic bells, it's red alert' - McAlea

Song Choice:- Yikes when you go looking it's amazing what you can find out eh? A simple reference for a song with Balloon in the title revealed a different story from the one I remember from 1994 when Nena, and her hairy armpits, graced Top of the Pops with her UK one-hit-wonder (well in Top 40 terms anyway).

Wiki says of the song that drove me a bit potty at the time if I'm being honest says:-

The lyrics of the original German version tell a story: 99 balloons are mistaken for UFOs, causing a general to send pilots to investigate. Finding nothing but child's balloons, the pilots decide to put on a show and shoot them down. The display of force worries the nations along the borders and the war ministers on each side bang the drums of conflict to grab power for themselves. In the end, a 99-year war results from the otherwise harmless flight of balloons, causing devastation on all sides without a victor. At the end, the singer walks through the devastated ruins and lets loose a balloon, watching it fly away.

Who'd have thought that...

Anyway, for the purposes of today's blog it's about what happens when just one of those Balloons goes pop. You see disappointment is such a corrosive thing. You see even the slightest blemish can send folks world into a complete tail-spin and can undo months and months of hard work in just a split second.

In my experience, people are always the biggest disappointment. The biggest bang of any Balloon that's ever been blown up is usually from someone not doing the right thing - Yet the person we get most disappointed with is OURSELVES.

I had a real setback recently, a real kick in the pants and yep, it would have been far too easy to give in and become a recluse into 'Climbing back on the Bicycle after a fall'. Trying to make sense and gather strength and resolve from the negativity that surrounded the experience took time.

I've always said it's not how you get knocked down, it's how you get up that counts. Time-after-time-after-time it's proved to be right. Yes it's a shame that we mess up, don't perform as we'd wished and things didn't pan out like we thought they would BUT there's always time to regroup, rethink and re-energise ourselves. Not necessarily to try harder but to make sure when things go POP the next time, we keep going and miss out the deflated stage that stops any forward progress.

Has your World gone POP or are you still trying hard to single handedly BLOW it up? Or is someone trying to BLOW it up for you?

Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,596 Days' Alcohol Free - 444 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Cardydd, Cymru

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The future's so bright I've got to wear shades - Timbuk3

Back on the Malvern's
Lyrics:- 'I'm doing alright' - MacDonald

Song Choice:- I wanted a song that reflected my thoughts on the year that's gone by and what lies in store as we head into the second part of 2017 and beyond.

You see today was a great day as our 'Annual Lady Coleman's Birthday Pilgrimage to the Beacon at Great Malvern' celebrations were re-instated after last year's non occurrence due to my being ill.

Malvern is a special place for us as we both have great childhood memories of happy times on the hills above the town.

It was a proper little family event too, made even more special by Jack (2) walking all the way to the top and Charlie (1) being the youngest person to be pushed to the summit all day i would imagine.

The other factor, apart from our Birthday Girl enjoying her walk, was that it was somewhere this time last year, that I never thought I'd never be able to see again - without some special help and a very powerful wheelchair anyway...

If you remember, I had a few bottom lip quivers out in Morocco at the MdS earlier this year but the interesting thing today was that I felt a real calm about being at the top 425m high summit with my brood.

You see, I feel like I've moved on from thinking about the past and really I'm now only thinking of what lies ahead and how bright the future really is, now that I'm returning to somewhere near my old level of health and wellness.

I often quote the line 'The future's bright etc.' and this time I really mean it as whatever's in the past has gone and if you need to be liberated, there's always time to go and run up a mountain to find out that you are glad to be alive, with the whole bright future ahead of you.

Amen...

Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,595 Days' Alcohol Free - 443 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Monday, 17 July 2017

Desire - U2

A 'Burning Desire' Ho ho...
Lyrics:- 'Gonna go where the bright light and the big city meet' - Clayton, Evans, Hewson & Mullen

Song Choice:- Yikes, I chosen this song quite often it would appear, so it's connotation must have had a profound effect on me over the years. That's for a long time too, as 'Rattle and Hum' is now thirty year's old and is still one of my favourite live albums BTW and is probably marks U2 at their best IMO.

Anyway, the dictionary definition of 'Desire', as a noun, is 'A strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen'.

Wow, it's such a strong word...and something that's very difficult sometimes to achieve.

You see it all comes back to the 'Ambition' versus 'Ability' debate I've found and its one that I've often written about and one that keeps cropping up in my day-to-day dealings and interactions with most of my clients.

I love 'Ambition'... I mean without it, where would we be. I'm a very 'Ambitious' person and will admit that even though sometimes it's been my undoing, I'm only too aware that it's part of my DNA, which I've learned to control and hopefully use to my benefit.

However, 'Ability' proves to be the limiting factor and this is where 'Desire' comes into play. It all depends how much you want something happen IMO. If it's an 'All Costs Desire' and more important than anything kinda thing, then you'll probably get what you want. If not, well you may as well not bother, as it probably won't happen. It's amazing how many people 'SAY' they want to achieve something yet what they 'Desire' is a long way down their list of 'Priorities'. 

Keeping ones 'Focus' and 'Determination' for an extended period of time, is the limiting factor and one where often many people fail.

So, on a fresh Monday - Forget the past, it's gone and instead 'Refuel your Desire'... and let your 'Ambition' match your 'Ability' for once. You can achieve 'ANYTHING', if you want it enough.

Amen.

Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,594 Days' Alcohol Free - 442 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Caerdydd, Cymru

Sunday, 16 July 2017

More than this - Roxy music

Lyrics:- 'There was no way of knowing' - Ferry

Song Choice:- I loved Roxy's 1982 album 'Avalon' when it came out and 'More than this' has always been one of the highlight tracks on it in my opinion.

It more than highlights my thoughts on an action packed weekend both in the running world and also in the world of professional sport. You see, I love watching the British Grand Prix and the Wimbledon Finals as this is where dreams are made and careers are made or destroyed by a either a split second or the thickness of a white line. Sure, the rewards are massive but the honour is always greater. Federer and Hamilton  are most worthy winners eh?

It pushes me on to try and deliver in my own world, look at my own shortcomings and drives me on to make my own successes more satisfying.

Ask any runner what their favourite race is and they'll probably tell you it's one they've won or one where it's been a personal best - One where they've given everything and  run their absolute fastest. For instance I wouldn't trade my 3:24:21 marathon PB for anything as it was a real landmark day all those years ago in back in 1996.

The thing is, twenty years on, I therefore have to consider where I can still achieve things and feel the same feelings of achieving 'personal bests' that I did back then.

Well that comes down to how hard you push yourself. How high you set your bar. How much you are prepared to go 'More than this' or more than what you are giving things right now.

You might think that what you are doing is more than enough. The interesting thing is, if you were to find another gear and get your head down, you'd find out that you'll surpass all of your wildest dreams and expectations and be great than you'd ever think you could be.

Looking at folks results over the weekend whom I coach, they are discovering just that.

And if you are struggling, give it a they as you'll only know if you do...

Amen.

Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,592 Days' Alcohol Free - 438 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Caerdydd, Cymru

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Push it - Salt N Pepa

Lyrics:- 'How to become number one in a hot party show' - Azor, Brito, Davies, Giles, Green, James, Jones & Thomas. 

Song Choice:- 'I've always loved this 1987 classic which incidentally was co-written by Sir Ray Davies of 'The Kinks' - Yikes, he really 'Got me' with that one.

Anyway, if like me you were at a parkrun this morning, I wonder how competitively you 'Pushed it'? For the 'Family Coleman' it was there as an intended gentle Saturday jog-round with us starting absolutely last out of a field of 675 people armed with a double-buggy, loaded up with our two small boys. I'll hasten to add here that I wasn't the one pushing...

Anyway, it started out as a light-hearted affair as it took well over a minute to cross the start line and well over 10 minutes to slowly dodge through the running-traffic until we hit the open fields where Lady C said the 'Red-Rag-To-A-Bull' comment, 'You are not going for a sub-30 today then?'

Hmm... and you know, I did try to resist but after a slow start, which made for a good warm up, it didn't feel right just to chug around as this time last year, I couldn't even walk. Not 'Pushing-it' would therefore have been a crime, well that's what I told myself as I lurched past at least 10 people as I went into my normal parkrun running speed.

Our miles went 10:17, 9:00 & 8:26 with the last 0.11 of a mile at 7:51 pace - it felt bloody brilliant! - Oh we did 29:38 if you are interested and overtook 269 people.

That sub-25 with a flying start is now well on the cards or even quicker if I train hard. My 'Run hard or go home' will now be my parkrun mantra, even when we are out jogging as a family, as Jenny can do 24 minutes with the buggy on a hilly course. She's the one to really beat (With the Pushchair of course)!

How hard did you 'Push it' today?

Amen.

Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,591 Days' Alcohol Free - 437 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Caerdydd, Cymru

Friday, 14 July 2017

Undo - Grey's Anatomy

'There's no 'Undo' button. There's only hoping we can learn, we can change. Right? We can do better'. - Meredith Grey

Today's Choice:- I find some great 'Soundbites for Life' in the strangest of places sometimes. Grey's Anatomy has been a firm favourite boxed set in the Coleman Household for 13 seasons now. Over the years, it's creator, Shonda Rhimes has conveyed a complete spectrum of medical and ethical scenarios and has deliberately heavily featured characters regardless of race or sex that can convey the messages and life-lessons  her audience can easily engage with. If you've never seen the show, it's well worth a look and most heartwarming at times.

At the start of each episode, there's a narration usually by lead character, Meredith Grey. The 'Undo' comment above is in one such narration that really caught my attention when I saw the show..

You see, if like me you design your own newsletters and website content, have you ever considered during that creative process just how many times you hit the 'Control + Z' keys? Without the 'Undo' facility it would be virtually impossible and the occasional 'Control + S' keeps what we've designed safe as there's nothing worse than things crashing unexpectedly.

Without those commands, the whole process would be a nightmare, just like it is in real life where the 'Control + Z' simply doesn't exist.

I mean,what things would you 'Undo' if you had the chance. Not the big ones, the massive life bloopers we all have rattling away in our cupboards or the accidents that by no fault of our own gave us the fright of our lives at one stage or another. Yikes, I can remember a couple of bicycle fails that really smashed me up at the time which I would have instantly 'Undone' - Then again forty years on, you'll never see me on a bike so I must have learned something from hitting the front of that Austin Maxi!

Therefore, perhaps have to 'Learn' rather then 'Undo' and Meredith finishes this episode by saying 'What's done is done. But the future is ours to choose.' 

So choose wisely folks...

Amen.

Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,590 Days' Alcohol Free - 436 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Caerdydd, Cymru