Welcome everyone to my first blog post!
I am Jordan Young, a passionate Scottish runner. Not a particularly fast Scottish runner, but definitely a passionate one.
Last year I started running. I trained and then completed my first ever race, The Vienna city Marathon, in April; finishing with the time 4:11:22. From then on running has become one of my biggest devotions. I have run in numerous events since that first marathon and I am now in training for the “Kintyre Way UltraMarathon” in May 2015.
So, Why an Ultra?
I have never been a very competitive person and I don’t have much interest in running to win or beat somebody. So, I started to go off road, go further and go higher to challenge myself and my abilities. I love trail running. Be it out looking out over stunning views from the hills or tearing through the woods. It is a kind of freedom I have yet to experience with any other sport. I decided to set myself a goal to run a new personal record for early 2015, to run further than marathon distance. That’s when I was pointed towards the Kintyre Way by other members of my running club (Dundee Road Runners).
What are you going to post?
This is going to be a blog about my adventures as I train. The high points and the low. Tips, tricks and balancing working life with training.
I will give my opinion on new gear, routes and races.
I always have some form of camera in my pocket, so prepare yourself for endless running selfies and beautiful Scottish vistas!
Instagram – instagram.com/jordan_runs