The body is a peculiar thing it really is. In so many of my posts and blogs it has been all about the head and how it reacted blah blah blah, and yes the mental aspect of the sport and what we do is crucial but sometimes it’s not the be all and end all. … Continue reading Gritty Shaker/ Icing on the cake – Men’s 10k and Brian Goodwin 10k 2019
Another week and some more track. After last week’s lung busting mile it was back to the 3000 to see if I could chip away at the 10.09 I set a few weeks back and try and get near that holy grail of sub 10 minutes. Why do I pick these targets that are so … Continue reading A different Bob/ The Kick inside of me – BMC GAA Miler meet and CSSAL 3000m
There's a common theme all the way through this blog which takes in two very different disciplines. I can't deny that for me I have been running really well recently and I am also well aware that with my age in particular I am going to hit that brick wall soon and the progress will … Continue reading Try Try Try / Close to me – Cambuslang DBTR 10K and Stirling Monument Mile
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