Last Train to Trancentral – British Masters M50 3000m steeplechase

The usual disclaimers for the usual people that I should learn to ignore. No I am not claiming to be anything I am not. This is a personal blog about me and my running and in the big world what I am doing here counts for nothing, and I know that. I prefer to look … Continue reading Last Train to Trancentral – British Masters M50 3000m steeplechase

Living it, Loving it, Larging it -Scottish Masters Steeplechase Championships 2021

I have drafted this opening a few times to be honest and still don't know how to start it. There's always that fear of annoying and upsetting people but I'm really happy to have achieved something that's so inconsequential to so many but meant so much to me so yes, I think I will start … Continue reading Living it, Loving it, Larging it -Scottish Masters Steeplechase Championships 2021

Reason left to destroy – The Scottish Masters 3000m Steeplechase 2018

Now you will have to excuse me because this one will jump all over the place. Literally at points, like a decrepit Tigger reliving better days in his nursing home. As the great Garscube philosopher Jim Boyle succinctly put it this is all about overcoming barriers, but since that’s cheesier than Peter Andre eating Wotsits … Continue reading Reason left to destroy – The Scottish Masters 3000m Steeplechase 2018

History Part 1: Throwing spikes at the Scottish selector…

So it's 1990. I've been running for 8 years or so as a junior boy, senior boy, youth and junior man up here in Scotland.  Whilst not an Olympic contender I've been reasonable. I've ran for Hamilton Harriers, moved to Cambuslang Harriers, for my school, Lanarkshire, West of Scotland and once for Scotland Juniors. I've … Continue reading History Part 1: Throwing spikes at the Scottish selector…