A Forest – the Devilla Forest 15k Trail race 2019.

Fife. You hear the stories. The horrors. Even people from Greenock show trepidation when the Kingdom is mentioned. You see the pictures on Running Friends Scotland with their luminous vests, stories of running around pan handles, mad names like Skwerls, these people who apparently wear shorts over their tights and wear headphones in races just … Continue reading A Forest – the Devilla Forest 15k Trail race 2019.

Fight – so that’s what the No. 1 token looks like – Ayr parkrun 199.

  Disclaimer: Yes. I know, parkrun isn't a race. There's hundreds of them every week and hundreds of people finish first every week. As usual this is all personally relative to me, and not how top runners would feel, but how a heading rapidly towards 50 baldy never-was feels. It's all about the perspective so … Continue reading Fight – so that’s what the No. 1 token looks like – Ayr parkrun 199.

Winter – from parkrunning to the Scottish indoor 3000m and an unexpected result.

It really has been a while since my last blog, and it's been a mixture of not really having much to say and just being disenchanted by the whole expressing myself malarkey. I just felt here that I had to put this one down in writing to remember how I felt as it ends well … Continue reading Winter – from parkrunning to the Scottish indoor 3000m and an unexpected result.

Ottolenghi – Three little ducks, Strathaven 10k and Scottish XC in a Whippet style

It’s great coming back to that point where I can genuinely say I am really enjoying running again. I’m not at my best but with every week I am getting fitter, training better and I am getting myself back in the mix again with no fear, expectations or reservations. That feels brilliant. It was great … Continue reading Ottolenghi – Three little ducks, Strathaven 10k and Scottish XC in a Whippet style

The boy with the thorn in his side – Trailfest Solstice Series race 3, 15k

Disclaimer: this has been written quickly as I am off on holiday, but will hopefully give you a flavour. All good things come to an end unfortunately. I have loved the Thursday nights at Mugdock, sneaking out of work early, getting changed in the car, pretending I understand what technical means, and feeling inadequate with … Continue reading The boy with the thorn in his side – Trailfest Solstice Series race 3, 15k

Commercial Alternative – TrailFest Scotland Solstice Trail Series race 1 – 7k

You know it really didn’t take long to get into this trail malarkey. One double rainbow across the field and I was really feeling it. The only quandary was do I keep running hard or stop and take a pic? I picked the wrong one and kept running but thankfully others took some pics and … Continue reading Commercial Alternative – TrailFest Scotland Solstice Trail Series race 1 – 7k