Room to Run Half Marathon (Huntly)

I signed up for this race a while back as there have been a serious lack of events on the calendar and I needed both something to aim for and a race or two to get used to running in a crowded start again. I’d heard Huntly was a tough run so figured I’d go … Continue reading Room to Run Half Marathon (Huntly)

Forfar 10k: Practising being back in the race

It was only when I returned home that I checked when I’d last raced. My last ‘proper’ race was in April 2019 when I ran the London Marathon. After that I ran a couple of hard parkruns (May/June 2019) and then had a period of less running and no racing due to plantar fasciitis. It … Continue reading Forfar 10k: Practising being back in the race

Marathon Training: London 2021

I’ve been building the base miles for some time and now have just 8 weeks to go before the big day! Things are starting to get real, and a little scary if I’m honest. Blood & Sweat There’s been blood, thanks to an unfortunate stumble on the trails a couple of months back. That cut … Continue reading Marathon Training: London 2021

Rob Roy Way: Aberfeldy to Pitlochry (Day 6)

I started off the day with the best scrambled eggs (and smoked salmon) of the week, following this up with the obligatory catch up on the Olympics while waiting for breakfast to settle. The Last Lap As is always the way with a long distance run (or walk), I had mixed feelings on this final … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Aberfeldy to Pitlochry (Day 6)

Rob Roy Way: Ardtalnaig to Aberfeldy (Day 5)

Having thought it may be hard going back to where I’d finished the day yesterday, the reality was that it felt great! I had a really settled night last night, feeling very much at home - the upside of having two nights in a B & B is that you can unpack, something I always … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Ardtalnaig to Aberfeldy (Day 5)

Rob Roy Way: Killin to Ardtalnaig (Day 4)

I was a little nervous as to what I’d waken up to following last night’s downpour! I think it rained throughout the night, although I’m none the wiser whether there was any more thunder or lightning having slept pretty well. I woke at 4 am for a forecast check; sadly it suggested that the rain … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Killin to Ardtalnaig (Day 4)

Rob Roy Way: Strathyre to Killin (Day 3)

Having had the BEST sleep I’ve had so far this holiday I was definitely feeling ready for the day ahead, all the more so after my first cooked breakfast of the holiday; I limited myself to tattie scones, poached eggs and bacon with lots of toast in order to hopefully manage some running. Turn Right … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Strathyre to Killin (Day 3)

Rob Roy Way: Callander to Strathyre (Day 2)

After a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and a catch up on the Olympics, I headed off along the way once more. Today’s ultimate destination was Strathyre, a mere 9 miles away. Feeling refreshed, I was harbouring the misapprehension that I’d be there before lunchtime giving the afternoon to relax. I … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Callander to Strathyre (Day 2)

Rob Roy Way: Drymen to Callander (Day 1)

Having settled down to watch some of the Olympics after breakfast it was a thought to get going! Not a great start to my first day on the Rob Roy Way, let alone the longest one! However, 3 miles in and I had mercifully found my running legs again. Setting off from Drymen, the route … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Drymen to Callander (Day 1)

Ben Wyvis (Glas Leathad Mòr)

Waking to a slightly less pleasant day, having checked out the forecast we opted for Ben Wyvis. The suggestion was that it should brighten up, cloud breaking around midday, so our planned start meant we’d hopefully reach the summit and get views. Breaking in the Boots Having replaced my leaky Salomon boots with a pair … Continue reading Ben Wyvis (Glas Leathad Mòr)