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It happens to us all (eventually)!

I haven’t troubled the pages of this mighty organ a great deal in recent times, but some Rusters may know me best for my occasional reports upon the “stop/start” exercise regimes that I take up from time to time – motivated less by vanity than an effort to keep fit and thereby hopefully [...]

December 12, 2023 // 0 Comments

A pair of sporting realities?

As football’s Premier League competition gets fully under way – already dominating the sporting media headlines day by day, never mind week by week – over the weekend I was left reflecting upon the current state of a couple of other sports whose fortunes are not quite so blessed … [...]

August 22, 2022 // 0 Comments

Pride and Fall

Stuff happens in life and sometimes it surprises you. I occasionally post a blog to this organ on the ongoing subject of my attempt to hold back the years by conducting a fitness campaign in my senior years. It’s no secret that I’ve have been doing it for a while now, as a result of which my [...]

August 20, 2022 // 0 Comments

Finally, the world stops going mad

Although this organ’s mission statement and running themes are well known to its adherents – and we need make no apologies for them – I have been reassured to see that recently the world of sports administration seems, after much hang-wringing and procrastination, at last to have [...]

June 21, 2022 // 0 Comments

Poltics and sport

This morning my subject du jour is “Sport and politics don’t mix – discuss”. Like all juicy issues, this one has a number of thorny complications and I intend to begin with the most basic because – my hunch is –  a consensus may not be as hard to establish upon it as some might [...]

May 25, 2022 // 0 Comments

For me, it’s one Bridge too far …

Regular visitors to this organ will be aware that we have previously covered the case of the transgender Emily Bridges which is currently a cause celebre in British – and to some extent also now world – cycling. Today I return to it because of the latest development. Emily issued a [...]

April 2, 2022 // 0 Comments

Not just a matter of self-identification

Many of those who contribute to this organ take pride in the Rust‘s long and healthy record of pointing out both the oddities and absurdities of modern 21st Century “woke”, politically-correct, “Let’s invent new groupings of supposedly disadvantaged put-upon minorities [...]

December 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

A hard life-lesson

It is about this time of year that I traditionally begin my latest annual fitness campaign and earlier this week I opted to visit a physiotherapist in advance for a “look-see” session and perhaps some advice. I cannot shy away from part of my motivation for this move: both my thirty-something [...]

September 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Olympic coverage

Like my colleagues on the Rust I find the back drop of empty seats in the stadiums a distinct turn off. In the week of track and field I miss the winning athlete draped in the national flag going over to supporters. I am also less than impressed by the BBC coverage. The BBC has so few sporting [...]

August 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

It’s about everything – and nothing …

As I begin my post today, reflecting upon some of the issues thrown up by the Olympics currently belatedly taking place in Tokyo, I’m conscious that I’m sailing gingerly into choppy and potentially hazardous waters and also simultaneously at significant risk of losing my thread or even [...]

August 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

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