I went to see the Trainspotting sequel this week.
This isn’t going to be a proper film review, because T2: Trainspotting isn’t that interesting in itself.
What I mainly want to talk about is how it stands in relation to the original.
But if you just want to know if T2 is any good: it’s a competent and engaging piece of cinema.
I wasn’t lifted to transcendence, but nor did I feel robbed of my £10 and 2 hours.
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I set myself two goals for 2016 and I failed at both.
The first was to run 1000km over the course of the year.
At the beginning of December I was well ahead of target at 985km, but then I fell off a climbing wall and badly sprained my ankle, so I finished the year at 985km as well.
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Fermat’s theorem on sums of two squares is a mainstay of undergraduate maths courses:
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Yesterday I raced in the Salisbury half marathon, which I’ve been training for for the last three months.
I lost my GPS watch while traveling to Salisbury, so I had to make do with a stopwatch and the mile markers to gague my pace.
I finished in 39th place, in a time of 1:30:10.
I’m a bit disappointed to have missed going under 90 minutes by so little, but since my previous best was over four minutes slower I’m pretty happy.
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Last Thursday I turned 28. As I have been telling anyone who’ll listen, this is the last time I will be perfect (unless I live to be 496).
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