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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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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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Tour de Helvellyn

Well another year almost done – decided an ultra on the shortest day was in order. The drive down from Glasgow with Stanley was emotional with high winds and surface water threatening every vehicle never mind the scary big high sided trucks.…
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Ultra Marathon Caballo Blanco

Well that was emotional ... Since getting back to the UK just over a week ago, I have been attempting to write about what words cannot explain. There is a big bag of stories from the experience but with something truly amazing happening almost…

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…

High Peak Marathon

Is it better to write about an event whilst the legs and body are still in pain and things are fresh or wait a bit and reflect? Not sure but I do know the legs and body are still suffering a bit from Friday night / Saturday morning running the…

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…