Richard Wright

author of strange, dark fictions

Getting Fitter

Recovery Week

Recovery Week

Last week I did nothing physical. Occasional walking. Some rising from seats and settling back into them. A little light breathing and..

April 5, 2017
Kielder Dark Skies 2017

Kielder Dark Skies 2017

Undulating. Sounds pleasant, doesn’t it? The way the word rolls around in your mouth? Undulating is something that you might want to..

March 26, 2017
Toasting Monkeys

Toasting Monkeys

A long run today. Seventeen miles. When I started out it was cold, and I dressed for Winter. Halfway through the sun came out and it was..

March 5, 2017
The Long Run Murders

The Long Run Murders

I did a long run yesterday and now I want to murder you. A month ago I ran three miles in a week, and that was it. Yesterday I ran a half..

February 13, 2017
The Great Winter Run 2017

The Great Winter Run 2017

On Saturday 7th January I was officially declared the fastest man alive. No, I’m misremembering. On Saturday 7th January I officially..

January 9, 2017
2017: Not Being A Camel-Bothering Ass Gibbon

2017: Not Being A Camel-Bothering Ass Gibbon

Hello 2017! Thank you for coming to rescue us! 2016 was a monster, so you need to…wait. Why are you smirking? And chuckling? Are your..

January 1, 2017
(Advent) Running Away

(Advent) Running Away

Psst. You. Yes, you. Want to run away together? You and me. Let’s run away from it all. Together. And by ‘it all’, I mean 2016. This..

November 30, 2016
The Wall 2016

The Wall 2016

There’s no messing with The Wall. You either finish it, or it finishes you. Sixty-nine miles is a long way, and plenty of time for that..

June 21, 2016
Twelve Hours

Twelve Hours

I’m at an exhausted looking hotel in Carlisle, which is a much more twisty and interesting sort of city than I thought it would be. I..

June 17, 2016
Hurting Myself Better

Hurting Myself Better

This is what pain looks like. This is torture in its purest physical form. This is a foam roller, and it hates you. I realise it..

May 16, 2016
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