Ottolenghi – Three little ducks, Strathaven 10k and Scottish XC in a Whippet style

It’s great coming back to that point where I can genuinely say I am really enjoying running again. I’m not at my best but with every week I am getting fitter, training better and I am getting myself back in the mix again with no fear, expectations or reservations. That feels brilliant. It was great … Continue reading Ottolenghi – Three little ducks, Strathaven 10k and Scottish XC in a Whippet style

Lost and Found – The ATR (Antonine Trail Races) Half Marathon

Another new one for me and 13.1 miles of up and down hills on the trails. This one is talked about in hushed tones with a new extra hilly route this year apparently. Distance-wise having only managed one slow 11 mile run since my return to training I was looking forward to this and dreading … Continue reading Lost and Found – The ATR (Antonine Trail Races) Half Marathon

Reason left to destroy – The Scottish Masters 3000m Steeplechase 2018

Now you will have to excuse me because this one will jump all over the place. Literally at points, like a decrepit Tigger reliving better days in his nursing home. As the great Garscube philosopher Jim Boyle succinctly put it this is all about overcoming barriers, but since that’s cheesier than Peter Andre eating Wotsits … Continue reading Reason left to destroy – The Scottish Masters 3000m Steeplechase 2018

The boy with the thorn in his side – Trailfest Solstice Series race 3, 15k

Disclaimer: this has been written quickly as I am off on holiday, but will hopefully give you a flavour. All good things come to an end unfortunately. I have loved the Thursday nights at Mugdock, sneaking out of work early, getting changed in the car, pretending I understand what technical means, and feeling inadequate with … Continue reading The boy with the thorn in his side – Trailfest Solstice Series race 3, 15k

Commercial Alternative – TrailFest Scotland Solstice Trail Series race 1 – 7k

You know it really didn’t take long to get into this trail malarkey. One double rainbow across the field and I was really feeling it. The only quandary was do I keep running hard or stop and take a pic? I picked the wrong one and kept running but thankfully others took some pics and … Continue reading Commercial Alternative – TrailFest Scotland Solstice Trail Series race 1 – 7k

Hot Hot Hot – Strathclyde parkrun 407 and Alloa Half marathon 2018

Disclaimer: Some people like running in the cold or wind better than in the heat and vice versa. One man’s food is another man’s poison. If you ran it yesterday you’ll know how tricky it was. Jargon: To CeeLo – to sweat like the rapper CeeLo Green wearing a woollen polo neck, football socks and … Continue reading Hot Hot Hot – Strathclyde parkrun 407 and Alloa Half marathon 2018