Repetition – the year that was 2019

“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

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