Glencoe Skyline

ImagesIn the spring there was an email went round the westies mailing list about a potential new race... a sky running race in Glencoe. Going over all the major peaks in Glencoe and including some interesting scrambling. The response to the…

Cape Wrath Challenge

Myself and Claire headed north last week for the Cape Wrath Challenge. This involves a week of races finishing with a marathon distance race from Durness to Cape Wrath lighthouse and back. (It’s the marathon with the boat ride in the middle). We…

Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be

With the Mayan thing being a complete disappointment in terms of an apocalypse ...I made my way over the border  to the Lake District and the Tour de Helvellyn instead. Reckoned a 38 mile ultra race the day close to the winter solstice…

SIPR

Unexpectedly, I ended up with an entry in this year's Scottish Islands Peaks Race, running with Graham Kelly. SIPR is a combined sailing and running event: three sailors and two runners (who run as a pair). The race starts in Oban with a short…

Clyde Stride 40 Mile Trail race

Thought I'd give my local ultramarathon my support again this year, despite being nowhere near as prepared as I was last year. Never mind, treating it as a sort of "journey run/day out" up the Clyde I toed the line at Partick Railway…

Tim & Nat's Bob Graham Round

Tapering with a difference....... Not the usual "taper" for a Mountain Marathon but it seemed to work ok... Earlier this year, before the clocks went back and when we had more time to plan and less time to do, Helen, who's off to do…

Hillary Trail

So, after umpteen decades and no end of planning, the Auckland Regional Council has managed to establish a four day 70km "long trail" in the Waitakere ranges, an iconic forest in west Auckland. It's named after and dedicated to Ed Hillary,…

North Face 100km

Sometime last November, I got an email from my old pal Des (who I ran a fair bit of the 2008 Marathon des Sables with) asking if any Tent 82 folks fancied running the North Face 100km race in the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney Australia…

Highland Fling Ultra 2010

As I tried to locate the source of the noise which was telling me it was time to get up, it dawned on me ...ignore it and sleep in. It would give me the perfect excuse for missing the start of the 2010 Highland Fling Ultra. Sadly, by the time…

Galashiels 200km Audax

18th April 2010JD and I had a bit of an epic cycle ride yesterday from Galashiels. 200km or 124 miles of hilly roads via Traquhair, St Mary's Loch, Megget/Talla Reservoirs, Tweedmuir, Devil's Beeftub, Moffat, St Mary's Loch again, Hawick, Newton…