Fife. You hear the stories. The horrors. Even people from Greenock show trepidation when the Kingdom is mentioned. You see the pictures on Running Friends Scotland with their luminous vests, stories of running around pan handles, mad names like Skwerls, these people who apparently wear shorts over their tights and wear headphones in races just … Continue reading A Forest – the Devilla Forest 15k Trail race 2019.
Disclaimer: Yes. I know, parkrun isn't a race. There's hundreds of them every week and hundreds of people finish first every week. As usual this is all personally relative to me, and not how top runners would feel, but how a heading rapidly towards 50 baldy never-was feels. It's all about the perspective so … Continue reading Fight – so that’s what the No. 1 token looks like – Ayr parkrun 199.
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
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
So I went back. TrailFest Solstice Series race no 2, to be 12k this time with some promised technical sections. I know, listen to me, I sound like I know all the jargon but I didn’t really know what that meant except it was going to be harder and I felt all the mountain men … Continue reading Slip Away – TrailFest Solstice Series race 2 – 12k
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
Running. Such a simple thing at times, get the shoes on and just run. We are spoiled here In Scotland with such a different array of running routes and surfaces – road, track, trail, sand, hills flat, everything, and it’s easy to forget the beauty on our doorsteps. Before I joined Motherwell AC I would … Continue reading Trailblazing