Tag Archives: ultramarathon

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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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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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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24hr Treadmill Video

Distance was 129.2 mile and I’ve just been told that I am 16th in the world for overall distance (even ahead of Dean Karnazes) http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/treadmill.html Thanks to Cut Mustard TV for making the film!

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K-Swiss Blade max trail shoe review

So k-swiss have developed their first trail shoe, I was looking forward to trying these out and when they arrived I wasnt disappointed with their appearance. I decided to test them out on a few training runs and on the … 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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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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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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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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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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2010 Review – A Year of Discovery

It is the end of 2010 and for many reasons the best year of my life. I thought about documenting this years events for my own records and decided that I may as well share it with you. I hope … Continue reading

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Guest Blog with the one & only Marvellous Mimi!

I fist heard of Mimi through ultra runner Lee Chamberlain, after a little research I was so impressed with all that Mimi had achieved I knew I had to get in touch with her and ask if she would be … 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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West Highland Way Race 2011 & Other Plans

I recently posted on my Facebook Page saying that 2010 had been the best year of my life, I meant that for many reasons. Just when I thought life couldnt get any better I open up my email account to … Continue reading

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