Long Runs and Mountain Fun- 2016

Happy New Year! What epics are you taking on this new year?

This year has come and gone at a rapid pace. 2016 has been a year of epic adventures, promotions, a new city, travelling and has seen some fantastic new people come into my life. All in… this year has been pretty awesome!

2016 started with me focusing on my career, training and with the aim of moving forward to bigger things by the end of the year. I am very happy to say that I succeeded!

Running in an ultra wonderland!

This year has been a further venture into running and adventure that has seen me go on some epic adventure and further my love of the outdoors, especially mountains!

Run4It

It’s been a year now since I started my job as Assistant Manager at Run4It. Leaving a mental health nursing career behind and embarking on a new journey in the running industry.  1 year on I have now left my assistant manager position and have taken a step up on the run4it ladder.

I have now become Manager of my own shop in Glasgow Giffnock, taking on a new city, new people. I have been enjoying this new challenge and look forward to getting more involved in the Glasgow running scene over the next year. Feel free to pop in and say hi!

Running, races and adventures

This year has been all about getting out there, pushing my limits further and falling deeper in love with the outdoors and the mountains. Here are a selection of photos from my favourite moments of this year and some great adventures!!

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Summiting Schihallion on a spectacular day!
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Beautiful views!!
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Finishing the D33!
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Running down the red carpet of the fling!
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Me and Bruce, chuffed! Highland Fling Race
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Proud Mum!
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Meeting the very inspirational Wayne Russel. who ran the entire UK coastline. what a champ!
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Would be wrong not to treat him to a wee beer mid run! Edin Mill!
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Me, Mr Andrew Tait and a bunch of good guys starting out on our 100K journey along the St Cuthberts way. A fantastic race!
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A Mid-race surprise by the lovely Hayley during Glenmore 24

 

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Glenmore A Team
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Running around the ring of steal!
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Ring of Steall – Don’t you want to run that?!?!
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Above the clouds with Hayley on Ben Cruachan.
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A well earned rest during an incredible run along the cullin mountains in Skye!
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It may be winter, but that was a warm day!

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So what does 2017 hold?

Things can only get bigger! In 2017, I have set myself a very hard challenge, but one I am confident I can achieve. I have entered The North Face Ultramarathon through the Dolomite mountains in Italy. The 120km course has a 30hour time limit, massive climb and some stunning scenery, bring it on!

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Check those mountains! Photo From there website (NOT MINE)

I have also signed myself up for the Salomon Ring of Steall sky race which is a beautiful running route over the Munros surrounding the river Steall.  I aim to bag a lot more Munro’s this year too, I really love my sky running adventures this year and I want to get more elevation in my legs. I have made a promise to myself not to waste my days off work and to spend that time out having an adventure. After all… that is what is most important to me!

My Van! Click Here!

Oh Yes! I bought a beautiful long wheelbase Toyota Hiace, my new pride and joy. This mountain mobile once kitted out with a bed, cooker etc. Will be my mobile Running machine, and my portable home for adventures and races!

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Keep an eye out for more adventures this year! 🙂

Happy Running!

Love – Live – Run and get out and hit them trails!

Thank you for reading!

Follow my progress on Instagram – @jordan_love_live_run

Twitter – @J_YoungPhotos

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