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Back To Competition - and Comedy Cramping

By Andy Mouncey, July 6, 2021
Alright smartarse, let’s see you get out of this one. Because I am quite literally stuck – and it’s entirely of my own doing. I’m a few minutes into my post-race reactions and rituals the latter of which involves heading to the nearest river for a full cold water bath. Usually a thing of unbridled […]
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Solo & Self-Supported on the Lakeland100

By Andy Mouncey, May 16, 2021
Are you still doing this silly long distance running thing? They asked. We’ve not heard about any for a while…. That doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been any, of course – though I think my last post on a silly long distance theme was way back Feb 2020 when I had a little jaunt around […]
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Unintended Consequences

By Andy Mouncey, April 27, 2021
I had a little cry the night I finished the work at HMP Brinsford. Which was a bit of a shock. Mrs Mouncey and I went for a walkie-talkie when I got home that evening and, well… Waterworks. She took it rather well, I thought. Here’s the thing: In the 8 years I’ve been in […]
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Everybody Hurts

By Andy Mouncey, April 1, 2021
This work at HMP/YOI Brinsford is funded by HM Prison & Probation Service through Clinks Covid19 Winter Support Grant Programme. We’ve just set a bomb off. Or opened a sack of boiling feral tomcats and released them into a confined space.  Take your pick. That this is part of the plan is no comfort to […]
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Can We See The Chickens Again?

By Andy Mouncey, March 25, 2021
This work at HMP/YOI Brinsford is funded by HM Prison & Probation Service through Clinks Covid19 Winter Support Grant Programme. The chickens stole the show.  Who knew? My 4 twenty-something lads spent endless minutes seemingly captivated by the clucking pecking ground-based beasties that were roaming around in their enclosure 100 yards from our base of […]
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