So, you have signed yourself up for your big event and are now starting to rack up the miles. Being able to go further isn’t always about pushing the miles though. It’s about conditioning your body and building your strengths to stave off injury and get your body to race day feeling fresh and […]Read More Running Stronger and Longer – 5 Quick Tips
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
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 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