Category Archives: Training

Ultramarathon Foods

I wrote this blog post a long time ago (2013) and have deciced to call is ‘Endurance Foods’ it was a brain dump of foods that i’ve used to get through ultramarathons over the last few years. What I find … Continue reading

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Interview with Natural Hero

Name: Mark Cooper Hometown: Edinburgh Sports: Running, cycling, rowing, anything outdoors really. Achievements: To me, my biggest achievement has to be completing my first ever 10k race back in 2007, I had just given up a 20 a day smoking habit and … 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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Homemade Energy Bars

Back in April I decided to make my own energy bars for the Highland Fling Ultra. They were amazing and since then I have been asked to share the recipe by a lot of people, so here it is. Peanut … Continue reading

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Motivational Speaking

Earlier in 2012 I gave a presentation to 350 people at the annual Scottish Night of Adventure, hosted by Alastair Humphreys. Hope you enjoy the video…

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Coping with Extreme Heat & Dehydration

Today I have the pleasure of posting a guest article by Mark Lyons, or on twitter as @runner786  I have followed Mark on Twitter for a good while now and find his level of knowledge in so many disciplines very … Continue reading

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ASICS Gel Cumulus 13 – REVIEW

Asics Gel Cumulus 13 – Runner – Mark Cooper Size – 8 Weight – 335 Grams Style – Neutral The Asics Cumulus 13 is a great shoe which is relatively lightweight for a shoe with such fantastic cushioning. I do … Continue reading

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