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August 10, 2019

THQ has previously shared info about a whole world living inside your stomach and large intestine, and how it does a bunch of important stuff. 

Mainly made up of bacteria, it's called the microbiome. It eats what you eat, it gets stressed when you do. 

Now more...

July 13, 2019

For those old enough to remember today back in 1985 was Live Aid, the day a constellation rock stars, pop bands and singers / musicians came together for concerts held in London and America to raise over £54 million for African famine relief.

Music is a great motiv...

June 8, 2019

We've had a few queries about the official distance of the Thread since it went to 3 laps. Interestingly, some fitness trackers are inaccurately measuring running distance, according to research from the consumer watchdog Which? It tested 118 trackers using a treadmill...

May 11, 2019

As mental health week is imminent, it seems an appropriate time to mention many people have asked about training for the mental side of running to complete in 5Km runs or improve their times. Spiritual encouragement from traditional myth-based religions has been sugges...

April 13, 2019

Calories, eh? Which awful so and so would bring these up and sully the Easter festivities?  THQ - that's who.

It might seem like a luxury treat or nothing more than annual tradition to sit and munch on chocolate eggs over the Easter weekend. But there are health conside...

March 9, 2019

So.... what did we all think to the new course layout? Did we loose anyone? Were you all happier we've taken the inclines out for a 4th time? Hopefully you'll agree this makes the Thread less monotonous and more accessible for new runners. Time will tell. A few comment...

February 9, 2019

What a blustery day to fight against. Not only leaves and twigs but if you looked closely, love was certainly blowing around in the air today - well, it looked like it from where THQ stood.

So, here's a quiz question: What links St Valentine's day with running? 

Well.......

January 12, 2019

What's been your New Year's resolution as a regular Threader? a 10k? Half marathon? Looking for something a little more interesting and motivational? Two years ago to the month, we highlighted Finland's annual wife carrying championships: https://radseason.com/event/wi...

December 8, 2018

With Christmas approaching, THQ has been engaged in debate over the top three festive films. After heated exchanges, we settled on:

No3) Love Actually - the weird "mature" 10 year old's dash through the airport. As the security guards get closer to capturing the boy, th...

November 10, 2018

So on this day in 1983 Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0 and families everywhere begin to experience the battle for keeping kids active versus allowing "IT time" - a battle Britain appears to be losing. 

Threaders can bask in their collective smugness for keeping the no...

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