Strahaven Run With The Wind Half Marathon 2018

Luckily on the day it was mostly Run Without Any Wind. Except for miles 7.5-9 where it was Run Into The Wind. A brutal course this one. The description had the first half being ‘mostly’ up-hill with and the second half being ‘mostly’…

Vagar Half Marathon

After a month of hiking in Iceland Steph and I are travelling back to Scotland via the Faroe Islands. It is only tartan army friends I have known to come here, and lo and behold Tórshavn is overrun with Northern Irish fans due to the…

Heb 3 Series

CalMac Strikes Again This is a late submission on the Heb3 series, which as some of you may know, involves running 3 out of 5 half marathons held between May and July in Stornoway, Benbecula, Skye, Barra and Harris. Having long heard tales of…

Jedburgh Half-Marathon

I also made a trip to the Jedburgh Running Festival, opting for the more amenable 1/2 marathon distance.  I'd set myself the wee challenge of a sub-74 1/2 for this Autumn, tough but doable I thought. Did I succeed? Nope. Why? I'm not sure.…

Coll half marathon 2014

A small (but perfectly formed) Westies contingent made it over to Coll for the half marathon and 10k. For Dave this was a long awaited opportunity to test out the effect of his new bum exercises (somehow, they fix the calf problem), and to join…

Balloch to Clydebank 2014: Hall of Fame beckons for Gwyn

I was involved in this established point-to-point half marathon in non-racing marshal mode. Arriving at the Dunglass roundabout between Dumbarton and Bowling at 9.15am, I found a sizeable gathering in place already: chief marshal (with walkie-talkie),…