OK let’s cut to the chase. If you are one of those ones who has indeed found me irritating in the past then I warn you, this one will have you reaching for the markgallmac voodoo doll or for the keyboard to proclaim your indignation at my attitude under a catchy nom de plume. Oh … Continue reading Seconds – The Drumpellier 5k 2019
Apologies first of all, as due to my utter daftness in running two races in three days at my age it's a longer blog, a mixed up blog, and no doubt an overlong tedious blog. I'm not Ello, but he's still out there, so stop pining. If you say his name three times into a … Continue reading Something for the Weekend – Scottish 5k and LAAA 3000m OGM
Marko says: Aye this is my blog but it’s not solely about me, it’s about the running I’m involved in and the people I run with too. I’ve been delighted to follow the progress of Mark “Ello” Ellis since he joined MAC, a top lad and someone who has improved so much over the last … Continue reading My Old Man said follow the plan – a London Marathon guest blog
I know. There were mighty bearded people in Buffs plus Arthur who ran 53 miles over the West Highland Way, people who smashed their Marathon dreams and drams in London and Stirling (guest blog to follow, don’t worry :)) and then there was wee Speirsy smashing his 10k best in Arran for his first ever … Continue reading Mellow Doubt – Victoria parkrun 274
I was really pleased to be asked to work alongside Ayr's GO! Festival to try and encourage those who quite fancy the idea of a run but don't really know how to go about it. In 2011 I was that person, hadn't run for over 20 years, was overweight and smoking 20-30 a day and … Continue reading The GO! Festival Ayr 2019. How do I go about it?
A two song special this week, because I couldn't have a happy blog here with a Smiths song as the main one. Doesn't mean that you escape it because its the Round the Houses 10k race at Grangemouth, that sea of salubrious sunshine. "William, it was really nothing" by the Smiths eloquently begins "The rain … Continue reading Chemical Beats – the Grangemouth Round the Houses 10k 2019.
Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. As I have to keep stating I know my runs and times seem good to some, modest to others, poor to others, if I talk about a good time I am talking about in relation to me. I will make sure that I put (for me) as we go … Continue reading Harmony Hall – The Tom Scott 10 mile road race 2019
Confidence can take days, weeks, months even years to build up but it can disappear just like that. My confidence had been building up ever since my 3000m win at the Emirates and that combined with a lot of hard graft had seen me PB at 5k and demolish my 10k PB. But you read … Continue reading Makes no sense at all – Troon parkrun and Scottish Six Stage Road Relay 2019
Now I am no youngster, you all know that. I'm long in the tooth, bald on the head, been around the block, know that injury can come in many shapes and size, be it toothbrush shaped, poodle shaped or just general old-aged wear and tear. After two consecutive sub 18 5ks my next quest was … Continue reading No Distraction – The Jack Crawford Springburn Cup 10k 2019
Sometimes I shouldn't be allowed out the house. I am not the cleverest at times, but not malicious with it, I am just careless and daft. Last week for example I fell going round a corner in Wishaw in the mud, then a few days later sliced the top of my head with a road … Continue reading The boy in the bubble – Allan Scally Relays 2019