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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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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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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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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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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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Running in the Snow – Doing it safely and its added Benefits

I enjoyed a long run along the Union Canal in the snow on Saturday. There is no better feeling than hearing the ice and snow crack beneath your feet as you motor along. I posted some pictures up about my … Continue reading

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Interview with Osteopath Jessica Weatherall

I had the pleasure of being treated by Jess as I was having some issues, not surprisingly, with my lower limbs. I received two treatments and the difference was profound. I caught up with her to get some insight into … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post by Kate Bolton-Jones author of Go Faster Foods

I had the pleasure of contacting Kate way back when I bagan my training for the 1,311 mile run, I had a rough idea about nutrition but wanted a point of reference that not only told me what to eat … Continue reading

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Orbana Healthy Energy – Exciting News

Orbana Healthy Energy have offered to supply me with nutrition throughout my training and trip….check them out… ‘It’s hard to even comprehend running 2 consecutive marathons lets alone 50! Throughout this incredible challenge Mark with be pushing the limits of … Continue reading

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