There’s always someone cooler than you – Going sub 17 at parkrun

It genuinely surprises me that people still on occasion take 5 minutes out and read these ramblings. Oh I know it’s probably well past its sell by date, but it’s been a big part of me along with my running for more than a few years now so I can’t let it just stop just … Continue reading There’s always someone cooler than you – Going sub 17 at parkrun

Behind the Glass – Strathclyde parkrun, Shettleston OGM and the Scottish Masters 10,000m

As I have said before, running can be a funny business unless you are reading this blog. I'll try and keep the heavy stuff as brief as I can as I could probably do a 200,000 word thesis on the peculiarities of the Gallacher Heid, but I will save that for open university. Last blog … Continue reading Behind the Glass – Strathclyde parkrun, Shettleston OGM and the Scottish Masters 10,000m

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.

Pearl / First World Problems – that parkrun where your body and mind start talking again.

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.

Sensitize -failing plans, cleansing and another Livi trip

http://www.facebook.com/markgallmac Disclaimer : these are the rants of me and of no one with any common sense, manners or knowledge of anything running based. I'm OK with that. Sensitize. According to the dictionary "Cause (someone or something) to respond to certain stimuli; make sensitive." Also "to give someone some experience or knowledge of a particular … Continue reading Sensitize -failing plans, cleansing and another Livi trip

“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.