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 […]Read More Long Runs and Mountain Fun- 2016
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 2016 UK and Scottish Ultra Trail Championships. Race Breakdown Distance- 53 Miles Total Elevation Gain-7,526ft (2,294m) Time – 10:35:59 (chip) Position – 165/625 finishers (chip) Terrain – There was a lot of it. 90% varied trail and 10% road. Aid Stations – 5 in total with 4 drop bags. All fantastic! Race organisation – […]Read More Hoka Highland Fling – 53Mile Ultra
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!
Brian (Rosie’s Dad), Rosie and I met in Glencoe a few weekends ago to do a recce of the marathon route. Over the course of the weekend we ran the whole route, from the Red Squirrel campsite in Glencoe to the Ben Nevis Visitors Centre in Fort William. Garmin maps below! The run itself was […]Read More Glencoe Marathon Recce
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