Category Archives: Personal

So you want to run to work?

Finding the time to exercise when you have a busy lifestyle can be challenging, one of the best ways to do this is to run to work. For two years I never took a bus to or from work, while … Continue reading

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Slow Life Down

At work today I was chatting with some colleagues and the topic of time passing so quickly came up. A prime example of that was this year and how the hell it’s only 12 weeks until Christmas 2013. It got … Continue reading

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The Maggie’s to Maggie’s Challenge

When a Friend of mines, Alan Kennedy (who just finished his first ever Ironman! Congrats) asked me to speak at his new cycling themed cafe in Glasgow on Great Western Road I of course said yes. It was only after I … Continue reading

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I am running again!

I got my running mojo back! I ran the Highland Fling Ultra in April 2012 and since them I haven’t run another race, I made this decision on purpose, in three years I ran nearly 9,000 miles and when my … Continue reading

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What is a Fundraiser

After two years of trying I finally landed my dream job as Community Fundraiser at Maggie’s Cancer Care in Edinburgh, The Lothians and Borders. (also Dumfries & Galloway!) I’ve learned a lot on the past 8 weeks and I am … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – David Haas – Fitness Fun with Cancer

This is a guest blog post by David Haas from The Mesotheliona Cancer Alliance I really believe in the content of the site so was happy for David to come on here with a post. You can follow David on … Continue reading

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Run Around Mull

Today I have a post about a Friend’s challenge….. I was running the Speyside Way Ultra in 2011 and struggling up a hill when a rather chirpy looking girl ran beside me. “Hi!” she said energetically. We chatted for a … Continue reading

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Waging War on Procrastination

A Friend passed this blog post on to me today, I was so impressed by it I felt that I had to share it…in fact, the whole blog is great. Lots of useful posts to encourage you to do what … Continue reading

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Mini-Adventure this Friday Night

I have been thinking about going on an adventure that basically involves leaving the rat race at 5pm with basic supplies, walking all night then sleeping on top of a hill. It will probably be a cold night which means … Continue reading

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Free Race Entries & Fuel for You’re Training – Please RT & Share

This is an exciting day for me…. I have three great prizes to give away, this competition will run in conjunction with the launch of my new website. http://www.runwithmark.com On my site you can keep up to date with my … Continue reading

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A video that everyone should watch – INSPIRING

I don’t really need to say anything about this, just watch it and share it around please

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Jog Scotland Presentation

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at the Jog Scotland conference as part of the Scottish Athletics awards evening. I presented this with Bryn Williams of my charity Wobbly Williams Here is a video from that day And … Continue reading

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Plans for 2012

I cant believe its been so long since my last post, life has been pretty hectic recently, I bought a house with my Girlfriend, it has been undergoing major renovation work, we are four months into it and still not … Continue reading

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The most moving scene from any television programme

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Don’t Postpone Life

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24hr Treadmill Video

Distance was 129.2 mile and I’ve just been told that I am 16th in the world for overall distance (even ahead of Dean Karnazes) http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/treadmill.html Thanks to Cut Mustard TV for making the film!

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Savor the Little Things in Life

Do you eat while reading? If so, you might have noticed the phenomenon I’ve noticed: sometimes you can eat an entire meal without even really tasting the food. This applies to a lot of things in our lives: we can … Continue reading

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Speyside Way Ultra

The main reason I entered the Speyside Way Ultra was to get a couple of nights camping with my mate Matt. Every year we go away together and do some travelling/camping and so far this year we hadnt managed to get … Continue reading

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Motivating Videos

There is nothing that I need to say about these three videos…just watch and enjoy

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24hr Treadmill Run Report

It is now Wednesday 3rd August, I finished my 24hr treadmill run on Friday 29th July at 6pm. I have mixed emotions about the event, as usual with ultra runs I found it to be…. Very hard, not that hard, mentally … Continue reading

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