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
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!
I ran this race with Rosie (the dark horse, find out more later), and her dad, Brian (Powerhouse) Doull, who were both raising money for the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent. I was continuing to raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity. Race Breakdown Distance – 26.2 Miles Total Elevation Gain – 4,583ft (1,397M) My […]Read More The Glencoe Marathon Gathering 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 What? The Glenmore 24 is a 24 hour Trail Race that takes place in The Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. The event consists of a 4 mile loop in Glenmore Forest which is located just outside Aviemore. The Route: The Relay! This year a team relay event was held alongside the 24 […]Read More Glenmore 24 – Team Relay
Earlier this year, Rosie and I visited Thailand for an adventure. The trip took us to pristine beaches, beautiful islands, incredible city’s, an amazing elephant sanctuary and in contact with some truly inspirational people. A blog post on Thailand itself and the elephant sanctuary is still to come. While we were there we managed to […]Read More Working up a sweat – Running in Thailand
“Adventure is only a state of mind” The Lommond Hills: Sometimes we just need to break away from the stress of everyday life, work, responsibility and have fun running in the hills! So, that’s exactly what me and my “Yogie” Airlie decided to do. We finished work and went to the hills for a fun […]Read More I’M GOING ON A MICRO ADVENTURE! – Sunset hills with Airlie!