Tag Archives: marathon

The Devil O Highlands Ultra

The Devil o Highlands Footrace is a 42 mile Ultramarathon that takes place on the northern part of the West Highland Way from Tyndrum to Fort William. It is scenic and has over 7,000ft of ascent. This was the first … 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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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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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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West Highland Way Race

Its the West Highland Way Race this weekend and I am very excited about it. This will be my first time taking part in the race and my aim is to complete it in under 24hrs. Even though I have … Continue reading

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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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Motivational Speaking

It has been a while since I last updated the blog, I have been very busy! On top of running all four Edinburgh Marathon races a couple of weeks ago…..see the picture on the left…. I have had a number … 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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Marathon runner tasered by police

I should have mentioned he was naked…… This week a lot of people around the world seem to have been getting back to original Olympic spirit by competing at sports events completely naked. The Nude Olympics have been taking place … Continue reading

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The Trip to Remember

I opened my email last week to find one sitting in there from Australian Ocean rower and all round inspiration Margaret Bowling It was entitled, “Last call for Applications.” I opened it curiously to find that it was a call for … 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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40 Mile Trainin Run Nutrition – Its not that Complex

I ran a 40 mile training run on Friday (4th March) and upon finishing was asked by a lot of people about who I ate, drank before, during and after the run. The thing is, you dont have to eat … Continue reading

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Why do you Run/Challenge yourself?

I decided to ask some people on Twitter to tell me why they choose to run/challenge themselves or enter races. The answers were very interesting but all had a common theme running through them….. Below are some of the answers, … Continue reading

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Etiquette

I never rant but todays is quite a negative post with positive aspects…… I was out on a run last night around Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh, I must have run past at least half a dozen other runners. I said hi … Continue reading

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10 things to do before you turn…….

What do you want to do? I got thinking today about life and how its changes very suddenly, none more so than for my Friend Bryn Williams. Bryn was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2007 and since then has went on to … 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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