Legend has it that 666 is the number of the beast. If the beast has 3 horns, and each of those horns represents 1 of those 6s, it’s a good bet that for runners, 1 of those horns embodies the 6 marathon majors. How else can you describe the hell one goes through to achieve the hallowed goal of running all 6? I caught up with Junior Robbani, of Run Dem Crew, to find out.
“Do you want a cup of tea, Mum?”
I make one anyway.
She doesn’t mean it. Dad’s no-show upset her. Continue reading “After Dinner”
There in the kitchen, my father,
His mouth overfilling with pills,
Says to me “Paulie, I’m sorry.
I’m sorry, I know what I’ve done.”
And I say “Now you’ve ruined Christmas”
And turn from the shame of his tears. Continue reading “Sestina”
His ghost stole in like the grey fingers of dawn.
I am queuing for a Cadbury’s Applause,
Back wheel spinning, glimpsed through the grocery door.
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Alfonso, Scissor Maestro of Wanstead. LBC radio, black and white headshots. You rescued my attempt at teen style- plenty of change from £3.
Continue reading “Short & Tweet”
I sat down to interview Jason Lawrence of Run Dem Crew about The Speed Project.
Paulie: Has it stopped ringing now?
Kerry: It comes and goes. At night it’s worse. My jaw hurts when I swallow. At least I should lose some bloody weight now.
Paulie: Sometimes he hits me hard, too. Continue reading “Running Away”