Drawn to success: how to bring out your inner artist

Anyone can learn to draw, and from the web-based Sketchbook Club to art-shop mini-classes and even videos from children’s illustrator Nick Sharratt, there is plenty of help to get you started My great-aunt was an artist, and was fond of telling us that anyone can...

How was your weekend running?

Track racing, snakes in the park and some news. As always, I want to hear your running stories below the line Well I’ve had a busy old week since we last met here, running friends. First up were the mile relays last Monday evening in Battersea Park, with a couple of...

Seven ways to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD can be caused by a range of experiences, from a car crash to rape to surviving a terrorist attack. But how do you know if you have it and what can you do? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after being involved in, or...

What does running do to your brain?

Neuroscientists have studied treadmill runners, ultramarathon athletes – and a number of lab animals – to investigate the effects of running on grey matter It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation...
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