The usual disclaimers for the usual people that I should learn to ignore. No I am not claiming to be anything I am not. This is a personal blog about me and my running and in the big world what I am doing here counts for nothing, and I know that. I prefer to look … Continue reading Last Train to Trancentral – British Masters M50 3000m steeplechase
Thanks for the kind comments on my previous blog and I am afraid this one is going to start the same way, with an apology. My blogs, my social media, man even my thoughts etc have all been clogged up with my running recently. I've been riding what for me was the crest of a … Continue reading Forever Yesterday – that second Scottish vest, 32 years on
I have drafted this opening a few times to be honest and still don't know how to start it. There's always that fear of annoying and upsetting people but I'm really happy to have achieved something that's so inconsequential to so many but meant so much to me so yes, I think I will start … Continue reading Living it, Loving it, Larging it -Scottish Masters Steeplechase Championships 2021
Disclaimer: I was born in Paisley and support St Mirren, it is my birth right to insult Greenock and it is all tongue in cheek. It's a topsy turvy world this running malarky. My last blog seen me on a major high after a 5k PB, a sub 17. My confidence so high going into … Continue reading One to Another – a tale of two races
I raced. I did. For the first time since March 2020 I pinned a number onto my vest and ran a race. Not quite straight but it was a good attempt. My first race as a V50 since I managed to get old in the duration. The last time it was the claret and amber … Continue reading A Million Miles – Bella Invitational and Monument Mile 2021
I have not trained with my club since November because I live in North Lanarkshire but my club is in South Lanarkshire. I actually work in South Lanarkshire so spend more time there than I do in the North but that is irrelevant, I am still not allowed to go to my club. It’s been … Continue reading Wait in the dark – running for all?
Disclaimer: This blog is relevant to running and not to any other areas of lockdown. I certainly don’t have the answers to the running problems so don’t get me involved in anything else. Except maybe spreadsheets, I like them. I know, I’m writing again. Shut down my internet and call the running polis!! It was … Continue reading Still. Another blog on lockdown.
This isn’t going to be a long blog, I guess it was always going to go out with a whimper rather than a bang, and that’s how it really should be. It’s time to wrap things up, for the foreseeable future anyway, I guess that’s the problem when you have your running club as part … Continue reading So long, farewell – the end of the blog
Disclaimer: my blogs are written as my own therapy and reminders, always have been, so I make no apologies about them being from my perspective. It’s been almost 6 weeks since my last blog, 40 days, a long time and it has recently felt like longer. 40 days, 960 hours. The equivalent of 1920 episodes … Continue reading Comes a time – When the hamstring sniper pulls the trigger
Disclaimer - the title is totally tongue in cheek, don't take it seriously, I certainly don't. It’s been a month again since my last musings and it’s been a really topsy turvy month with more ups and downs than a kangaroo wearing Alphaflies. I was into my marathon plan but nothing was gelling and nothing … Continue reading Confusion – the virtual champion of Scotland.