Chemical Beats – the Grangemouth Round the Houses 10k 2019.

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.

Makes no sense at all – Troon parkrun and Scottish Six Stage Road Relay 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

A Forest – the Devilla Forest 15k Trail race 2019.

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.

The Storm – SVHC Scottish Masters Relays 2019 and a wee surprise

You know the saying. "It is a wee baldy middle aged man’s prerogative to change his mind." There may be paraphrasing involved but it’s my blog and my baw so deal with it 🙂 I wrote a blog last year about my feelings about club loyalty and not getting along much and feeling on the peripheries … Continue reading The Storm – SVHC Scottish Masters Relays 2019 and a wee surprise

Fight – so that’s what the No. 1 token looks like – Ayr parkrun 199.

  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.