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 What? The Glenmore 24 is a 24 hour Trail Race that takes place in The Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. The event is essentially running around a 4 mile loop for 24 hours in Glenmore Forest just outside Aviemore. I know right… why would someone want to run around in circles for 24 […]Read More Glenmore 24- A successful failure.
Race Breakdown Distance- 100Km (65.9 Miles) Total Elevation Gain-8,628ft Time – 14:35:00 Position – 17th (7th Male) / Terrain – 70% Trail, 20%path and 10% road (though the road sections dragged! Aid Stations – 2 drop bags and about 5 checkpoints roughly 10 miles apart Race organisation – Great organisation, well organised logistics, only a […]Read More St Cuthberts Way 100k – Race Report
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
Race Breakdown Distance- 33 Miles…DUH Total Elevation Gain- 912ft (fek all) Time – 4:43 Position – 93 Terrain-Hard packed path and road (knee killer!) Aid Stations – plenty, I didn’t carry water. Race organisation- Fantastic! Everybody was super friendly and marshals lined the course to offer help! Atmosphere- Friendly and motivational! Think I had served half of […]Read More D33- Ultramarathon
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