It’s been a month since my last blog, where I put my heart on my sleeve and let you, the running public, know that I wasn’t finding things easy but that I knew I wasn’t the only person feeling that way. I am honest about it, it took me a while to press publish on … Continue reading The Sound of Drums – there’s hope on the horizon
“Eastenders was hilarious tonight” “No barcode mate? No worries” “Loving Gavin Hinde’s new perm” “Ach Brexit doesn’t matter, let’s all just get pissed” Jacob Rees Mogg “I had a lot of luck today” John Speirs “My brother is my best pal” Noel Gallagher “High flying St Mirren” “I didn’t like it…. I thought it was … Continue reading Repetition – the year that was 2019
OK let’s cut to the chase. If you are one of those ones who has indeed found me irritating in the past then I warn you, this one will have you reaching for the markgallmac voodoo doll or for the keyboard to proclaim your indignation at my attitude under a catchy nom de plume. Oh … Continue reading Seconds – The Drumpellier 5k 2019
Apologies first of all, as due to my utter daftness in running two races in three days at my age it's a longer blog, a mixed up blog, and no doubt an overlong tedious blog. I'm not Ello, but he's still out there, so stop pining. If you say his name three times into a … Continue reading Something for the Weekend – Scottish 5k and LAAA 3000m OGM
I know. There were mighty bearded people in Buffs plus Arthur who ran 53 miles over the West Highland Way, people who smashed their Marathon dreams and drams in London and Stirling (guest blog to follow, don’t worry :)) and then there was wee Speirsy smashing his 10k best in Arran for his first ever … Continue reading Mellow Doubt – Victoria parkrun 274
Sometimes I shouldn't be allowed out the house. I am not the cleverest at times, but not malicious with it, I am just careless and daft. Last week for example I fell going round a corner in Wishaw in the mud, then a few days later sliced the top of my head with a road … Continue reading The boy in the bubble – Allan Scally Relays 2019
Disclaimer before the usual twitter polis/keyboard hard men start with their holier than thou crap. I know my times aren’t particularly impressive and I don’t claim to be a good runner but this is my blog about me and what I am trying to do for myself. I don’t think I am great, or my … Continue reading Pearl / First World Problems – that parkrun where your body and mind start talking again.
Disclaimer: The mellow Marko of late is replaced today by the older irritating one. This is an honest account of how I feel after this week’s racing and I know many of you won’t get where I am trying to come from, as although I write, and a lot, I can’t always adequately put down … Continue reading Flathead – the Drumpellier 5k 2018
Disclaimer: What you are about to read is a blog by myself about myself. Spoiler alert - in this one I surprise myself and my previous self deprecation style blogs go out the window. I have said it before, I know that my results are poor to some and good to others, but humour me … Continue reading May the Forth/ Hang on – The Scottish 5k champs 2018.
Last week after the 10,000m I really had a good training week as I said in the last blog. I had actually went back to the club last Tuesday and had a great session with a good squad. I don't manage along to the club much these days due to work and because I had … Continue reading Do it better – Victoria parkrun, Glasgow