Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Over the last couple of years I have had a lot of good fortune in the running game. To be clear I don’t just mean on race days when I have maybe ran above myself, opponents haven’t ran as expected, opponents haven’t shown up or I’ve taken risks that have paid off, nah when you … Continue reading Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Fine and Dandy – my story of 2022

I’m nearly 5 miles from home when I admit defeat. In Salsburgh of all places where people introduce you to their wife and sister and there’s only one person there. Not the best place to get stuck but this knee pain isn’t just a wee niggle as I had thought. It’s sore. Really sore. Like … Continue reading Fine and Dandy – my story of 2022

The One and Only / Endless Art – The British and Irish Masters Cross Country International 2022 — Dublin

I want to start positive here, and I WILL start positive here because it is quite a simple bottom line really. I went abroad to run in an international event for Scotland and came home with a medal. That’s the punchline right there. See? I have saved you 5 minutes; you don’t have to read … Continue reading The One and Only / Endless Art – The British and Irish Masters Cross Country International 2022 — Dublin

Super Trouper – Linlithgow 10k, Great Scottish Run 10k, West District Cross Country relays 2022

Disclaimer: Ach chill out, it's just running. THIS POST HAS BEEN EDITED ON 19/10/2022 AFTER THE GREAT SCOTTISH RUN ANNOUNCED THE COURSE WAS YET AGAIN WRONG. To anyone who may read this mish mash of events welcome, come in, have a brew and let me irritate you. I know blogs are old fashioned nonsense and … Continue reading Super Trouper – Linlithgow 10k, Great Scottish Run 10k, West District Cross Country relays 2022

The Unforgettable Fire – Kilmaurs 5k and English Masters Inter Area Track and Field champs

I know I have been racing a lot recently and I am looking forward to a spell away from it but me being me I wasn't going to do it that easily. Where would be the fun it that? Last blog was from the start of the week and the Masters relays was such brilliant … Continue reading The Unforgettable Fire – Kilmaurs 5k and English Masters Inter Area Track and Field champs

Think for a minute – Scottish Athletics Masters track and field champs 2022

Sometimes it can be entertaining to write your thoughts straight after a race but sometimes you can be glad you waited. I know I've been the most irritating runner in Scotland for a while now, but I would have probably hit a new level. The most irritatingtaterest of all, but it's what I am, so … Continue reading Think for a minute – Scottish Athletics Masters track and field champs 2022