Gigs, Running and Reading with Covid19

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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

July Training, Music and Museums.

Good day to you all. Been a few weeks since my last blog and recent training/tapering all went well with the build up for the half at the windfarm. A few weeks have now passed and although recovery is going slowly, RTB was an epic race, although the Physio's findings and x-ray has now shown [...]

Running Locations, Gigs and Cake!

Pictures tell a fantastic story. A particular different blog this time with the focus on the last few weeks' holiday and training being portrayed through photography. From training in Ayrshire, East Lothian, Scarborough and St. Andrews to relaxing in some fantastic locations. Drinking lovely coffee, eating fabulous cake and enjoying some great chocolates from Bonnets [...]

Glorious blue skies with six days of running.

Great weather, producing some fantastic training opportunities with a variety of routines completed. From midweek sprints, the Lochgoin Loop at the Windfarm, to a few 'tempo' training runs. Sprints @ Work This time last week, the glorious weather wasn't so warm it was back to utilising my break at work and getting out into the [...]