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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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Run Around Mull

Today I have a post about a Friend’s challenge….. I was running the Speyside Way Ultra in 2011 and struggling up a hill when a rather chirpy looking girl ran beside me. “Hi!” she said energetically. We chatted for a … Continue reading

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Speyside Way Ultra

The main reason I entered the Speyside Way Ultra was to get a couple of nights camping with my mate Matt. Every year we go away together and do some travelling/camping and so far this year we hadnt managed to get … Continue reading

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Keeping track of the 24hr Treadmill Run

Hey folks, Writing just a quick entry today to let everyone who is interested know that there will be live tweeting from the 24hr treadmill run this Thursday. The event starts at 6pm on Thursday 28th July and finished 24hrs … 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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The Trip to Remember

So this weekend its The Trip to Remember A 150 mile journey within 36 Hours, three disciplines. Cycling 45 miles – Rowing 95 miles – Hiking (running) 15 miles I signed up to this trip a couple of months ago, … 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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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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Bring on the Revolution!

It has been a while since my last post, in truth it is because I’ve been busy and a little bit lazy. Getting into a lazy routine is easy to do in the 21st Century, there are more distractions than … 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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15 Minutes of Fame

Andy Warhol said…………………… Of course the man may very well have be off his brains on drugs but in todays society, there is an element of truth to what he was saying.   With fame, however fleeting, becoming relatively easy to obtain. … Continue reading

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Not getting what you want from your life? Why?

I get contacted by people asking for help or advice on setting up expeditions or training for endurance events. Im not an expert but I try to guide people in the direction that worked for me. A lot of the emails that … 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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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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