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Tiree Ultra

Tiree was my first venture into ultra racing... super excited.... had endeavour to get to the start line of a couple of other ultras but to no avail.The race is 35 miles long and involves running around the outside of the island only moving…
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Run the Blades 50K

It's surely a logical progression to go from Half-Marathon to Marathon, right? Somehow I missed that lesson and signed up for a 50k instead. Besides, marathons tend to be on that horrible 'road' stuff - no fun at all. After following the antics…
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Cam's Ramsay Round

It is going to take a few days for it all to sink in! Having spent the last 9 months training for it, and the last 3 weeks getting to know every nook and cranny of the route yesterday was my attempt window. The forecast was not ideal but given…
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Highland Fling

They say People Make Glasgow – certainly it's the people that make Westies.   We are just home from a fantastic Fling which was made by the amazing Westies support! A huge thank you to Sharon and Jamie, Graham, Duncan, John Hamer,…
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Haworth Hobble

Results   Last weekend JD and I travelled down to the south Yorkshire Dales / Pennines for the Haworth Hobble. John has been doing it for years and I now know why. It is a stunning route over the hills and moors, popping into the odd village…
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Circumnavigation of Edinburgh

JD, Aron and I popped through to Edinburgh (the third time in a week for me) to join Carnethy on their annual run round the city boundary. Starting at the foot of the Pentlands we crunched through the frost and looped our way round the south…
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Jedburgh Three Peaks Trail Race

Sunday evening - chilling out after a very wild day marshalling on Ben Cleuch at Chris’ Run of the Mill race, and the efforts of yesterday’s race seem to be receding, though the legs could feel it walking up the hill. I can definitely…
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Grand day out in the North (of Ireland)

Just thought I'd write a note to all you Ultra distance monkeys out there about a great race I did in N.Ireland on the weekend. It's called the Causeway coast Ultra and, predictably follows the coastline around the Giant's Causeway. It's 40…
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RAW

….not parts of my anatomy after 40 miles of trail running, but the acronym for the Riiver Ayr Way. A low key trail race from the source of the River Ayr in Glenbuck (deserted mining village, birthplace of football legend Bill Shankly…
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West Highland Way Race 2014

Well here I was again, the sixth time standing at the start of the WHW race, two Goblets were gathering dust at home, would there be a third?  I was feeling calm; the last panic attack had been a few weeks previous, just the thought…