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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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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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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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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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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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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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Interview with Ultra Runner Jo Kilkenny

I havent met Jo yet but was made aware of her as she was attempting to set a new Womans record for most miles on a treadmill in 24hrs. Since getting to know her a little better I have been … Continue reading

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Lejog Cycle Blog from April 2009

Friday, 17 April 2009 Day 13 Dingwall – John O Groats !!!!! Was happy to get out of Dingwall and out of the shadow of the ross county stadium, a full 110 miles meant a start of about 7am, a … Continue reading

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Kelly Holmes in 2004 Double Gold – Amazing Video

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Support from The Prime Minister

Two weeks ago I opened an email from Number 10 Downing Street. You can imagine my surprise when I opened the email to find a letter from The Prime Minister himself….I wanted to announce this now. Mr Gordon Brown sent … Continue reading

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Only 9 Days to Go….

Well everyone, there is only 9 days to go until departure date, the Ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam leaves at 5pm on Thursday 29th April. I will arrive in Amsterdam at 9am on Friday 30th April (assuming there are no … Continue reading

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Top 10 running quotations (not my top 10)

Top 10 Running Quotations Running Quotes #1 Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. Steve Prefontaine Running Quotes #2 Some of the world’s greatest feats were … Continue reading

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Information about runwithmark’s route

Hi there, My final route information is in, I will be following the route of Mr Paul Benjaminse, a Dutch author and all round great man. The route was officially designed for cyclists to use so naturally my lightbulb moment … Continue reading

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Article by Edinburgh Spotlight

Follow the link to read http://www.edinburghspotlight.com/2010/01/mark-cooper

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50 Marathons in 56 days in the Scottish Sun

http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/2746388/Scot-Mark-Cooper-aims-for-50-marathons-in-56-days.html  

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