THE RACE The Swiss City Marathon event is huge but what I hadn’t anticipated was that many attendees were opting to run its shorter races that day. The entire “marathon event” is comprised of a marathon, half-marathon, duo-marathon (where you partner with someone and each of you runs a half mara’) and a 10k race all held on the same…

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  With less than four weeks to go before the main event, Christmastime usually kicks off the “can I moderate” conundrum for many newly-sober people. If you’re anything like me, you’ll know moderation’s impossible. I love this time of year and I know it’s far better to be sober and remembering it all, rather than suffering the mental torture of…

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Out of the two months I’m working in Spain this year, 10 days of these were spent in the medieval city of Girona. Surrounded by mountains and natural parks in all directions, it’s known for attracting cyclists from all over the world. You’d be forgiven for overlooking this small city in favour of larger areas of Catalonia such as Barcelona.…

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I’m unpacking my bags from yet another wedding. Summer is peak wedding season and it feels like everyone is toasting with champers to the latest happy couple. Everyone, except you. Believe me, you’re not missing out. I’m a veteran in this field; I’ve attended six weddings since getting sober in 2018 and partied my way through every single one of…

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A very overdue post but this relates to the Mindful Drinking Festival that was organised by Club Soda in January this year. I hadn’t attended 2018’s summer festival, but January’s turned out to be quite spectacular. Spread over two days and hosted in London at the Truman Brewery, the event encompassed a series of talks, interactive events and tastings of…

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