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
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
I know. There were mighty bearded people in Buffs plus Arthur who ran 53 miles over the West Highland Way, people who smashed their Marathon dreams and drams in London and Stirling (guest blog to follow, don’t worry :)) and then there was wee Speirsy smashing his 10k best in Arran for his first ever … Continue reading Mellow Doubt – Victoria parkrun 274
The usual disclaimer because unfortunately I have to, with keyboard warriors quick to jump in and tell you that you're rubbish. This is my own wee blog and I know my aims and achievements are modest and perhaps even count for nothing to anyone except me, but to this wee bald rapidly approaching 50 ex … Continue reading Get a knife between your teeth – Strathclyde parkrun no 440
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.
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.
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
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.
So the first week of our holiday was to be in and around Paris, couple of days at Disneyland, typical tourist stuff and hopefully before we drive down south a visit to the Paris parkrun at the Bois de Boulogne. Couple of bucket list things in the mix. Wanted to run along the banks of … Continue reading Ooh la la – running in Paris
Well, all being well tomorrow I am off on holiday. Need to do my packing very soon so this will be a quick blog. Hoping next week to do the Paris parkrun if time allows. On Thursday we did the Rollercoaster run, so only one option for it today, had to do Strathclyde parkrun to … Continue reading Estuvo Bien – Strathclyde parkrun 311 25/6/2016