Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ 2019

The page took a moment to load on my now slightly ageing iPhone, the blue bar skipped along and finally the browser refreshed. To my dismay the East-Southeast wind of 45 miles per hour with gusts of 55 and upwards remained in place. In rare…

Misurina SkyMarathon

The Parco Naturale Tre Cime is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site on account of its spectacular landscape. On first impressions it reminded me of Whitlee Moor - cold, windy, raining and full of Scottish cyclists. You could get a decent…

Faroe Islands

A group of us spent our leave on the Faroe Islands, a volcanic archipelago lost in the Atlantic, camping near the capital Torshavn. It had been a fine week. Clambering over hills and fjords. Jumping into the sea before retiring to hot tubs.…

Glencoe marathon 2019

Following on from my report on my first ever hill race, I thought it only fair to report on my first marathon too.   The Glencoe marathon is a beautiful race, snaking through Glencoe valley before joining the West Highland Way at…

The Brack is attacked!

An intimidating forecast didn't stop record numbers (25 starters) turning out for this year's Brack race. Westies made up a large contingent of this cohort with 11 hardy souls embarking on the wet and windy wilds of Arrochar. The gazebo for…