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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Reading, Running and Lau-Land at the Edinburgh Festival.
Hey, where's the Scottish summer went? Following on from the book festival and feeling inspired to put pen to paper and finally getting round to preparing my autobiography, no time like the present to get started. These past few weeks have been great with getting back to the local ParkRun and training with the club, [...]
Fringe, Rip it Up and Puzzles!
Good afternoon all. Not a lot has been happening on the running front from last week, due to the unfortunate news that my worst fears have happened - well for a runner anyway! Looking at it from a wellbeing point of view, having arthritis on my knee isn't at all that bad, just means I [...]
Music, Running and Achievement…whats not to like about it?
Been a while since my last post and what a few weeks we've all had. From various running events to getting back into the training regime. Was great to see a brilliant singer/songwriter once again who's music always resonates with my own running journey. Kris Drever I first herd of this Scottish folk singer last [...]
Killearn, RoonTheToon and June 2013
Good morning all and the sun is still shining here in sunny Scotland 🏴 A mixed few weeks with the very sad news of the passing of Mr. Kenny Marr. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be sadly missed from everyone who knew him. He was also an avid supporter of Heart [...]
IG18, ParkRun on holiday and a brush with royalty makes local headlines.
Good afternoon peeps, a phenomenal last few weeks which saw minimum running, but lots of relaxation with different cultures, while exploring new islands in Argyll. Great way to relax after the IG Trials in Bath and a welcome break in lovely countryside. The city of Bath First up was the travel to Bath and arriving [...]