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Snowdrops!

Season 1, Ep. 438

As per tradition, Paul and Rob see the new month in by taking a turn around Hampstead Heath. Featuring theatre review, max-ing the mileage and feeling the fitness, making it to parkrun then staying for the art, magpie multiples, stepping off the wagon, champagne and cinema, restaurant beef and in-car tension, pals and PBs - and signs of spring!


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Thanks for listening, supporting, and sharing your adventures with us. Happy running.

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