The winter is drawing in, the days grow colder and the nights longer. Snow covers the mountains of Scotland and the wild winter weather starts to take effect. The Scottish mountains are notorious for their weather so when we packed to head to Skye. Hayley and I had our ice axes, our crampons and more […]Read More The Mountains Are Calling- Part 1… Arriving in Skye!
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!
Legendary Finnish running company Karhu got in touch with me via an Instagram post last month. They were looking for a shoe reviewer and so sent me a pair of the “Fast5’s” to take for a spin! Pretty cool huh? So I have been testing them out on the road, off the road, up some […]Read More Karhu Fast5 Fulcrum – Shoe Review
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