A Little Less Conversation – Scottish National Road Relays 2022

I left you back in February after the Masters Indoors, a cracking 800, a less than cracking 1500 and a body that was done in. The sensible among us would have taken a bit of time out but never let sensible and me be mentioned in the same sentence again. It is not fair to … Continue reading A Little Less Conversation – Scottish National Road Relays 2022

Whisky Dream – Scottish Masters 3000m indoors championships 2022.

We got to race again. Indoors racing for us oldies had been banned since before xmas but we were getting to go again even though we had missed a few events. Indoor racing where you share a lane was a contact sport apparently, I'm guessing they must have seen Graeme Gemmell running. The cancelling of … Continue reading Whisky Dream – Scottish Masters 3000m indoors championships 2022.

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before – the story of 2021

It is a Thursday night session at Cambuslang and the first group gets away from me. Then the second. I am struggling to keep any sort of pace going up the slightest hill there is and my average pace is plummeting faster than James Corden going off the highest diving platform in the world. Everything … Continue reading Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before – the story of 2021

Time

This blog was supposed to eventually lead up to the Linlithgow 10k, but man I have not had the inspiration and since it is a month late it will also include the West District XC relays. I know, aren’t you all lucky. Hills, mud, drama, prizes and a general malaise. Something for everyone/ no-one (delete … Continue reading Time

History Part 1: Throwing spikes at the Scottish selector…

So it's 1990. I've been running for 8 years or so as a junior boy, senior boy, youth and junior man up here in Scotland.  Whilst not an Olympic contender I've been reasonable. I've ran for Hamilton Harriers, moved to Cambuslang Harriers, for my school, Lanarkshire, West of Scotland and once for Scotland Juniors. I've … Continue reading History Part 1: Throwing spikes at the Scottish selector…