Apologies, first of all here is a wee rant before I get to the action. I will put a big RANT ENDED when the rant has ended so you can miss this bit out and carry on if you so desire. There will be pictures. So here is the problem with this blogging thing that … Continue reading Spirit – The Great Scottish Run Half Marathon 2019
It’s hard to explain, to put into words, and quite frankly as you are all aware I score as highly on eloquence as H from Steps would score on a “Legends of Rock” Top Trumps card. What’s that? Oh aye where was I before I drifted off on that sea of piffle patter? Aye, hard … Continue reading Deployed – Cumbernauld 10k 2019
There's a common theme all the way through this blog which takes in two very different disciplines. I can't deny that for me I have been running really well recently and I am also well aware that with my age in particular I am going to hit that brick wall soon and the progress will … Continue reading Try Try Try / Close to me – Cambuslang DBTR 10K and Stirling Monument Mile
A two song special this week, because I couldn't have a happy blog here with a Smiths song as the main one. Doesn't mean that you escape it because its the Round the Houses 10k race at Grangemouth, that sea of salubrious sunshine. "William, it was really nothing" by the Smiths eloquently begins "The rain … Continue reading Chemical Beats – the Grangemouth Round the Houses 10k 2019.
Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. As I have to keep stating I know my runs and times seem good to some, modest to others, poor to others, if I talk about a good time I am talking about in relation to me. I will make sure that I put (for me) as we go … Continue reading Harmony Hall – The Tom Scott 10 mile road race 2019
Now I am no youngster, you all know that. I'm long in the tooth, bald on the head, been around the block, know that injury can come in many shapes and size, be it toothbrush shaped, poodle shaped or just general old-aged wear and tear. After two consecutive sub 18 5ks my next quest was … Continue reading No Distraction – The Jack Crawford Springburn Cup 10k 2019
Sometimes I shouldn't be allowed out the house. I am not the cleverest at times, but not malicious with it, I am just careless and daft. Last week for example I fell going round a corner in Wishaw in the mud, then a few days later sliced the top of my head with a road … Continue reading The boy in the bubble – Allan Scally Relays 2019
Disclaimer: What you are about to read is a blog by myself about myself. Spoiler alert - in this one I surprise myself and my previous self deprecation style blogs go out the window. I have said it before, I know that my results are poor to some and good to others, but humour me … Continue reading May the Forth/ Hang on – The Scottish 5k champs 2018.
I believe there is a book and a film called “Let’s talk about Kevin.” I have never seen it or fancied watching it, but then I am originally from Paisley and now live in Lanarkshire, so pretty much I am to culture what Ed Sheeran is to inconspicuousness. I doubt it is on the same … Continue reading What’s the frequency Kenneth – Strathclyde parkrun 395