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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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