Do your thing – the season ahead

The marathon is now and truly out the system if not fully out of the legs. London Marathon anger has been and gone. The 5 minute rant cleansed my soul straight away, but the blog really has done the rounds, in cyber space and beyond, with new insults and potential blog names accepted. The classic … Continue reading Do your thing – the season ahead

How was it for you? A 2017 Retrospective

Disclaimer: This is MY review so it'll be disjointed, make no sense and all that malarkey. And so be it. Some highlights, some lowlights and a monthly blog quote. Settle down and prepare to be annoyed. It's that time of the year, that time when we look back with a mixture of smugness, disappointment, joy, … Continue reading How was it for you? A 2017 Retrospective

Merry Xmas (everyone) – Jogscotland Christmas Cracker and Santa Dash

Disclaimer: We may find out Santa’s real identity here and he may be irritating, grumpy and bald. For those of you worried by my lack of moaning recently then continue to be upset, worried, and even put off by my blog. I had another couple of weeks where I enjoyed my running. The parkrun renaissance … Continue reading Merry Xmas (everyone) – Jogscotland Christmas Cracker and Santa Dash

We hate it when our friends become successful – includes strathclyde parkrun 355

Disclaimer : Long title, short blog. And the title is totally tongue in cheek. Calm that ire and don't judge me 🙂 Tell me honestly, how do you feel when your pals are running better than you? The marathon seems so long ago, but as of writing it was only two weeks ago. The first week I … Continue reading We hate it when our friends become successful – includes strathclyde parkrun 355

“History” or “How accurate ARE these bloody elephants?” 2016 in trainers.

Warning: end of year review. Egotistical and self congratulatory stuff within. Why not take a wee look at your year and have a smile too 🙂 So the training I’m doing just now is just trying to build a base for my marathon training starting on 2nd January. May have an indoor race start of … Continue reading “History” or “How accurate ARE these bloody elephants?” 2016 in trainers.

Take 5 – The Scottish 5k Road Champs 2016

Disclaimer: all views and nicknames are my own. Come join me at http://www.facebook.com/markgallmac, bring your own munchies. A lovely Friday evening, almost perfect racing conditions and a wee trip down to Silverknowes Beach in Edinburgh for the Run and Become Self Transcendence 5k Scottish Championships 2016.   I went into this race on the back of … Continue reading Take 5 – The Scottish 5k Road Champs 2016

History Repeating? The 100th Springburn parkrun

Disclaimer: may contain small elements of smugness http://www.facebook.com/markgallmac for behind the scenes footage. Or something. This week saw the next round of the Motherwell AC club championships and following on from the previous 10k and 10 miler it was to be a 5k. Continuing our touring approach it was to be the Springburn parkrun for … Continue reading History Repeating? The 100th Springburn parkrun

Starting back more gingerly than Lulu drinking a can of Irn Bru with Ross Burton – Tollcross parkrun

I've been good, really, I have. Tuesday i didn't do the time trial, I helped out and did a few k before it and during it. Tommy had a great run , PBing and took over from me at the top of the Time Trial league and is now red hot favourite to win it, … Continue reading Starting back more gingerly than Lulu drinking a can of Irn Bru with Ross Burton – Tollcross parkrun