Known by his fans as “the Penguin” for his back-of-the-pack speed, John Bingham is the unlikely hero of the modern running boom. Overweight, uninspired, and saddled with a pack-and-a-half-a-day smoking habit Bingham found himself firmly wedged in a middle-age slump. Then, he discovered running and changed his life forever.
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Yogi Berra famously said: “It’s deja vu all over again.” Well, the same can be said for me. After a year of sabbatical the urge to write returned. The content may not be as specific to running as it used to be, after all, my life has expanded beyond just running, but the voice will be the same: truthful, thoughtful, and silly. Read the latest NEW “Penguin Chronicle.”
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During the the first wave of the running boom the concern of many runners was to set personal records. But for most of us, running isn’t that way anymore. Today, John “the Penguin” Bingham reminds us that a big part of running – the part where the fun and the personal gratification are kept – is the journey. So, if joy is what you want, you’ve found your teacher.