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Salomon S-Lab Advance Skin 12 REVIEW

For years I persisted with hydration pack after pack and for years I was left chaffed, frustrated and above all, massively out of pocket. My latest purchase, which I spent another £65 on was made because it alleged that it’s … Continue reading

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Day 6: Are we nearly there yet?

Originally posted on Maggie's Run 100:
Are we nearly there yet? I feel so free and alive! Where is that bloody bridge???!!! Just some of the things we uttered on today’s final run. After 5 days on the road we…

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Day 4: Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Originally posted on Maggie's Run 100:
This morning, we all woke up feeling a little on the achy side! After a much needed breakfast, we set out on our daily run this time leaving straight from our hotel where we…

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Day Two: Crash, Bang, Wallop!

Originally posted on Maggie's Run 100:
After a hearty breakfast, the team were ready to depart the hotel at 9am. Daunted about the day ahead, there was a mixture of nerves and excitement on the bus as we headed back…

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24hr Treadmill Run Report

Originally posted on www.runwithmark.com:
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….…

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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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The best presentation I’ve ever seen

My life is richer because I came across this video and watched it, thank you Scott Harrison Visit http://www.charitywater.org for details on how to help

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Getting Started Running

Some advice before you start…. Training for your marathon or half marathon will be challenging, but should also be fun and enjoyable. Finishing a marathon is an accomplishment that less than 1% of people in the world can say they … 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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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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When you dont give up, you cannot fail

Interview with Derek Redmond….. The Cheesy Version……

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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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Ultramarathon Training Plan

Before the d33 Ultra this year I was sitting having breakfast before the start of the race and got chatting to a few fellow runners who were enjoying their pre race meal. After the race I found out that one … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Marathon Madness Challenge

The Edinburgh Marathon is taking place on Sunday 22nd May this year and I am very excited about taking part in it for the first time. I was approached by Alistair Currie of Jog Scotland to ask if I would … Continue reading

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Glasgow to Edinburgh Double Marathon Report

Saturday 10th April was the date of this years GEDM, it had changed from last years earlier date which meant for a hot day and it also being closer to the Highland Fling, which takes place on April 30th. Having said … Continue reading

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D33 Ultra Report

I had headed up to Aberdeen on the Friday at around lunchtime with my Friend Rhona. We made the journey from Edinburgh to Aberdeen quickly and settled into a nice hotel called the Inn at the Park Hotel, conveniently around … Continue reading

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Stopping Smoking

It was 4 years ago to the day that I stopped smoking Disclaimer – Do not worry I am not going to preach or shout health warning at you, just wanted to share what is a very special day for me. … Continue reading

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Diet Tips for Endurance Athletes

Half Marathon? Full Marathon? Ultramarathon training? The aim of this post is to give guidance on what the best plan of action might be to keep yourself properly fueled for your training needs. I hope you enjoy reading, please share this on … Continue reading

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List of Marathon Races worldwide for 2011, great website!

I fancy tackling a Marathon abroad in 2011 so I was delighted when I came across this website which has listings of all the Worlds Marathons (maybe not all of them but most) Can you imagine yourself running in some … Continue reading

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Interview with Nutritionist Ruth McKean

RUTH McKEAN Age – 34 years old    Hometown: I was born in Ireland but moved to Edinburgh when I was eleven so Edinburgh feels like my hometown.   Brief Bio – I have a degree in Sports Science & … Continue reading

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