Great Britain

I took walking further than my local park for granted. Now the only way to escape is a stroll down memory lane


have never been much of a walker and, despite having reached the grand old age of 60, I am yet to cave in to the regulation gilet and set of Nordic walking poles.

Walking has never been my exercise of choice, I prefer mat-based classes such as yoga or pilates. In fact, there was a time in my thirties when I practiced what I can only describe as a form of highly competitive “show-off” yoga, which was all about the headstands and the “one-handed spinning crow”. By comparison, walking always seemed a bit … well, pedestrian.

But needs must and although I still roll gently around a mat now and again, during a pandemic, we must walk. We must walk every day – but only locally – and God, I’m bored of walking locally.  

Football news:

Morata contracted a cytomegalovirus infection. The Juve striker fainted after the game with Porto
Prosecutors have reopened the case against Jerome Boateng for assaulting an ex-girlfriend in 2019. She died in February
Gian Piero Gasperini: I will not talk about the removal, or UEFA will disqualify me for 2 months
Zidane on the removal of the Broiler: I don't know if the penalty was excessive. The real world was not his best match, but the win
Ex-referee Iturralde on the removal of the Broiler: Borderline foul. It was possible to show both yellow and red
Gasperini on 0:1 with Real Madrid: You just need to win in Madrid. There is no need to speculate
Toloi about 0:1 with Real Madrid: Atalanta played a great match. We're still in business, now we have to win