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First Run for 2016 in Hobart, Australia

I am attempting to do a fun run in a different city each month for 2016. The first run was a 10km (six mile) run in Hobart, Tasmania which is part of the Cadbury Marathon. The Cadbury Chocolate Company are a key part of  the city’s economy with a presence there since 1922. They have sponsored this race for about a decade, I think. The 10km run starts and finishes at the Cadbury factory and runs past the famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The last section of the race includes a steep climb back…

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My Favourite Markets

On business trips, one of the ways I develop some semblance of “normality” is by visiting markets.  On vacations, markets for me, are a must.  Either way, a half hour or hour strolling amongst locals and visitors gazing, eating and bargaining is a great way to connect with a destination. This week, I have been trying to make a list of my favourite markets around the world! Where is your favourite market? Here are my top 25: Asia and Middle East Ladies’ Market,TungChoi Street, Hong kong Cicada Markets, Hua Hin Chiang Mai Walking Street Markets Chatuchak…

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Marathoning in Hobart

I have just run a half marathon in Hobart, Tasmania. One of my 2012 steps toward my fitness goal is 12 major runs of 12km (7miles) or more. Of those I aim to do six half marathons. A half marathon is 21km (almost 13 miles). I am aiming to do a half marathon in Paris in March. Maybe one on the Gold Coast of Australia in July. Anyone want to join me?  Or for any of them? Open to suggestions of interesting places to run. Today’s race: The Cadbury Marathon was relatively well organised. There were very…

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