The show goes on for Swiss skiing as much of Europe exits stage right

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The BBC’s iconic Ski Sunday program has dropped back into our screens and is carving some controversial turns through difficult Covid territory. It’s great of course to see four-time GB Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott become the main presenter alongside Ed Leigh – I’m not jealous at all! But their filming on location has only been … Read more

Will our aspirations for life after COVID-19 rival those of post-war recovery?

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In spite of all the Brexit talk this week we are better to remember 2020 for the 75th anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day when thinking about a post-Covid world. Twelve months ago when we celebrated the arrival of 2020 I considered starting a gratitude jar. Each day adding to a record of the … Read more

Zermatt Ultra: Alphorns, cowbells and sugary gels served with a hint of adventure

I often say I’m not really a runner but just last week I ran my first ultra mountain marathon. I’ve discovered a joy and freedom that longer distance brings and naturally I wanted to know what an ultra felt like. Now I know! In this case 45.5 kilometres of trails ascending almost 2000 metres upwards along … Read more