What challenging times we’re in for sure. As the uncertainty of where we will all be in the next few weeks/months is a daunting thought. With no races in the distant future, my self-set challenge of completing 20 10k races in 2020 seems like a drop in the ocean in comparison to what has materialised [...]
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Running, Rocking and a Romantic day!
I start off with a short run on the morning of February 14th. What makes this unique is that not only was it ran on a busy romantic St. Valentines Day, but was a pre breakfast run. I had planned a nice surprise for my partner to attend a lovely dinner at a golf hotel [...]
East coast running, west coast parkrun and becoming an author. 🏃♂️💨📖
It was a welcome return to Eglinton Park at the weekend. Although various events were cancelled due to the adverse weather, the muddy conditions didn’t bother the 160 plus brave soles. The annual, ‘Roon The Country’ cross country event was also this weekend, taking place at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, with a few of the [...]
10k Racing, Winter Training and Festive Park Running.
Welcome to 2020. As we transition into a new decade and prepare those all important goals to conquer in 2020, it's vital to acknowledge where we are just now. For me it's all about resetting with a new training schedule, now my project of the last year has been completed. This will involve more writing, [...]
2019, it’s good to be back…
Has it really been over a year since my last blog? Yeah, back in October 2018 I recaptured some fantastic highlights of what that year was all about. Was this year so different? I would definitely say so. Loads has happened in my running life and although I've not been as active with a structured [...]
A Tale of Three Half’s 🏃♂️💨
With the sun shining and cold Scottish air starting to lift off the top of the hills, registration complete and number pinned on the T-shirt, it was time to get changed and join my fellow runners for a warm up. I've done this routine loads of times, so why should this be any different? I [...]
Club Run, ParkRun, Birthday Run and Windfarm Run… that’s a lot of running! 👌
A great training week again and this time it's fantastic to get back into running with the guys at the club, completing a wet and windy birthday ParkRun and long slow running once again at one of the biggest Windfarm's in Europe. Club running is always fun as it's a proven route that takes us [...]
Antonine preparation, Sunday running and great music 🎧
A relatively quiet week here in rainy Ayrshire, with the Great Scottish Run now looking forward to 2019 already. For me up next is the fantastic Antonine Trail Race at the end of the month - on Hallowe'en weekend. Known as Frontiers of the Roman Empire and about 37 miles long, this world heritage site [...]
Great Scottish Run, family and charity.
Great Scottish Run weekend and this always holds a unique place in my heart as it's the first run I took part in following recovery and is always a fantastic turn out, especially seeing the professional athletes and charity runners achieving great results. Friday was a gentle jog covering half the distance of the 10k [...]
NAAC 10k, Dumfries 10k, preparing for Glasgow and Ron’s done RAW.
Been a while since my last blog and so much has been happening with running, training and recovery. As the latter stages of the summer racing events are upon us it's time to focus on a few trail races that are fast approaching and implementing a winter training programme, hopefully with a few cross country [...]