To read day one ->CLICK HERE<- Dawn breaks on what must be the clearest day in Skye’s history. There is not a cloud in the sky and the sun is just beginning to rise from behind the mountains. The mountaineers have already taken off to tackle today’s goals and I am one of only a […]Read More The Mountains Are Calling… Part 2-Running The Ridge
The Lonely Mountain What better way to spend a winters day than to run up a beautiful mountain. Schiehallion of one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, and is named such for good reason! They gave me an odd look running past in shorts… Well rewarded with some beautiful views! My tiny war wound :p The […]Read More Schiehallion – The Lonely Mountain
Hello 2016! Well that went past quickly! 2015 was a big year of change for me! Travelling to the other side of the globe to look after elephants, becoming vegan, leaving the NHS and venturing into a new career as Assistant Manager at “Run4It”, new opportunities and moving on to my own flat at […]Read More A Year of Change – My 2015!
The mist has descended, the weather looks awful, better grab our running gear and head to the hills! The Route: The Elevation: A fun run with Rosie up over the sidlaws Starting from Balkello community car park we went left winding up the path to Auchterhouse hill. From the summit of Auchterhouse we set off […]Read More FAR OVER THE MISTY SIDLAWS COLD – Craigowl and Auchterhouse with Rosie
Officially an “Ultra-Runner” Well that came around quickly! First ever ultra-marathon completed and it was…great fun! Sun was shining, everybody was super friendly and I felt as though I finished strong! Race Breakdown Distance- 36 Miles Total Elevation Gain- 1,450M (4757.21FT) Time – 06:58:55 (Under 7 hours! woohoo!) Position – 21st senior male and 27th overall Terrain- […]Read More Kintyre Way Ultramarathon 2015 – Race Report
The Route And Their Off! Setting out from the Glen Clova Hotel, we headed up through the hotel car park following the footpath. Straight away the path begins to climb, and very quickly we left the woodland to reach the open hillside. The initial ascent was tough, a hard slog up to Loch Brandy. We gained height quickly, giving […]Read More The Stairs of Glen Clova – A Short, Sharp Hill Run with Alastair
It was a beautiful, sunny day and so after a busy morning, Rosie and I decided to reward ourselves with one of my old running routes from Kinnoull hill in Perth. Starting from Kinnoull Hill car park we took off down the main road until we reached the farm track and sign leading to “Milkboys […]Read More The Rolling hills of Perth “Shire” – 6.4 Mile Fun Run