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Venga Barcelona!

‘If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.’ - Emil Zatopek   ‘The marathon never ceases to be a race of joy, a race of wonder.’ - Hal Higdon   ‘I get emotional…

Chapelgill

Chapelgill hill has race 2.6km & 410m. I really couldn't be bothered with this race today. I felt so unfit and I didn't like my chances that I wouldn't come last. Also, it didn't help that it was 0.5 degrees with a wind chill of about -7!…
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Venga Barcelona!

‘If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.’ - Emil Zatopek ‘The marathon never ceases to be a race of joy, a race of wonder.’ - Hal Higdon ‘I get emotional when I watch a marathon...I…
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West Highland Way in a Day (and a half)

Do you want to run the whole West Highland Way? Errr, yeah, why not.  Ive run 35 miles before. Once. So Im sure it will be fine. A few weeks later I find myself in Milngavie at midnight outside a lively night club. The inebriated locals…
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Highland Fling 2017

The day started like most others... Aron set about eating or something while lefty and I admired each other. After weeks of cycling we were both looking strong but lean... ready for a run.  Aron took us up to some train station... can't…
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Born to Run Ultra Marathon

A few folks will know that I ran the 2013 Caballo Blanco Ultra Marathon out in Urique Mexico last year (Aye, the one in the book). One of the original Mas Loco a wonderful guy called Luis Escobar organises a weekend festival which includes a…
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Tiree Ultra (half) 2016

Tiree Ultra 2016 I'll let you all know now, I only did the half. For various reasons but mainly that I was keen to just have a good enjoyable weekend without any stressing about preparing and not drinking and that. Not to mention the full 35…
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Transylvanian Bear Race

Phew ...couple of weeks ago ma girl Katie and myself went out to run the Transylvanian Bear Race over in Romania. In contrast to the increasingly busy and over managed ultra scene that seems in to be in online freefall here in the UK, it was…
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Fling Fun!!!

LONG AWAITED FLING REPORT!! Aahhhh The Highland Fling… the long awaited and anticipated race which I had entered with much excitement and trepidation…  The day was almost upon me. Training had gone well but at the last minute…
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Cateran 55

14th May 2016   I'd thought about having a go at this one for a few years now, but it had usually clashed with the Scottish Islands Peaks Race. Having finally decided to hang up my water wings and retire from the high seas, I was free to…