Tag Archives: running

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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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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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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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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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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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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The Trip to Remember – Report

Cycling – 50 miles / Rowing 90 miles / Hiking 20 miles – Within 36hrs The weekend was incredible, I was nervous about what to expect as I wasnt really experienced in any of the disciplines but I am always talking about … 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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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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Sometimes you’ve got to go through hell to get to heaven

Here are some simple mind tricks that help to get me through hard/long runs. On any run, no matter what length it is or the level of runner you are there will always be a moment when you have that … 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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