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Lakes In A Day – 50 miles, 4000m, from the top to the bottom of the Lake District

“Soak upyour surroundings as you travel from Caldbeck, on the northern edge of the Lakes, to Cartmel, in the south.” I’m not sure that the Lakes In A Day race organiser intended this to taken literally when they posted it on the front…
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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…
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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…