seaa xc relays – wormwood scrubs

•October 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

a
picture
tells
a
tall
tale

those gas works
yes them
like the river
which winds itself
around
all of him
and all of us
those gas works are
symbol

london’s
long tradition
horizons
a constant
constant
backdrop
on
all of his runs

wherever he might find himself
that metal
frameworks
into view
a pulse
magnetic energy
irradiates

so for this picture to
capture
captured
tell
tales
tall

on a day of windswept
winds
wind swept all
who ran
and relayed
between those
running
waiting
to run
over scrubs
and four seasons
of south
of england
across
cross country
relays
champs

and of course
across country course
she witnessed
the steely framework
of gas works
of scrubs
of wormwoods
scrubs

 

 

Advertisements

a marathon from chester

•October 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

sometimes as unexplained as
the unexplained is
time presents missing pieces

fragmented; the jigsaw
in a sequence and manner
slotting together right there
in front of you
as this week, the end of last
and the previous
had

nothing quite prepares him
the years of suggestion
observing
listening
and fearing
for today

he could go on
but it is better to silence
the voice which earlier struggled
to verbalise
the canvas of emotions
sweeping across plain
and simple
growing
unknowing
unaccepting
and subsequently
paused

it may take a while
waiting
waiting
feeling
releasing
it may take
a while

this
marathon from chester

parkrun (57) pymmes

•September 16, 2017 • 1 Comment

 

 

between the foretold
harrier hoverers, hovered

in silver sweet briars

gatherers gathered

and the gathering
that had gathered

embarked

Maidenhead ‘alf

•September 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

it would be discourteous
not to mention you
after all
that, ‘silly sausage’ had uttered
the bare basic facts of its truth
‘a pb’s a pb’
despite its unplanned plan
as you do
or rather
the foraging forlorn frequency
unfolding
unfolded, obliged

apparent as you emerged
in the finishing
400
300
200
meters
he played along
and true to your magnificence
came true
then
didn’t
as results collated
collected
published
he, we
were not there
vanished, vanquished
absolved of all
responsibility
as if
he didn’t really care
like a silly sausage
he didn’t
but the goal posts moved
as they do
suits him, suits her
a quick love note
on video playback
and the lost
became the found
and all
reinstated
well, a ‘pb is a pb’
after all
92:18
the Maidenhead ‘alf

llantwit major 10k

•August 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

i am neglecting you
everywhere and yet
nowhere
in your accustomed fashion you
harnessed every step
with each note
you exhaled
i’m sorry
i have been consumed
just getting from
l-m
and in a sense of incompleteness
i realised
this cannot continue
our separation
our long lost routes
and loops
guided
by each
and every stride
thru gates, over styles
upon steps and
up on over
swept back
coastal
trail
to
point stout
and between
pillar
and finally
rugby post
played

the melody divided
arms arching
legs leaping
fingers splaying
we were and are the inseparable
the unconditional
as light
follows
in darkness
shadows sharpen
and there displayed
the manuscript of the unplayed
unran
played

‘the llantwit major 10k’


26th May 2017 – Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k

•May 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

lf_01

deckchairs and
ice cream lollies
boys ‘n girls play’n
keepie uppie
swans swooning lakeside
and then there was of course
heady heights ‘n heats of mid-day
the long, oh so long and good
last Friday 5k

lf_02

lf_03

lf_04

the Serpentine last friday 5k is, yes you guessed correctly: Serpentine RC Last Friday 5k

Serpentimes

•May 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

​The words for this piece reside elsewhere.

Issue 4, Serpentimes – ‘A is for Abingdon’

“Serpentimes gives voice to the culture of the Serpentine Running Club”

Layer upon layered layer, wonderfully produced, crafted from the contributions of a band of regular and new contributor Serpentine’s.

In expression, a digital glance from within, by those who just are, the fabric of red and gold hoops.

I joined Serpentine RC in June 2015, ‘A is for Abingdon’ relays a part of that story, my experience of becoming, the emergent place of being, as in run, running.

Select the following link for: Issue 4 – Serpentimes: A is for Abingdon

and much, much more