CHSS Glenlivet 10k

I’ve wanted to do this race for a few years. Usually run in April, it falls in the middle of the school holidays and fills up pretty fast. Rescheduled for 2021 and billed as one of the most scenic 10k races in Britain, I was delighted to finally have a chance to run it. Rain … Continue reading CHSS Glenlivet 10k

London Marathon 2021

Having been the focus of my training for many months, it was great to be able to run a ‘live’ marathon after going virtual last year. Leaving work on Friday, I was very excited to be on my way, if a little nervous. The thought of being among so many people after so long was … Continue reading London Marathon 2021

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

Happy New Year

Belated new year wishes to you all. It’s been a bit of a damp squib thus far, but after the year that was 2020 I don’t think we could ask for much else! Here’s hoping that with vaccines on the horizon for our most vulnerable, we may be able to celebrate as the year goes … Continue reading Happy New Year

A Moment of Madness?

Due to injury at the tail end of the year, I deferred my place in the 2020 London Marathon. Then COVID struck, the marathon was postponed, and a new date set for October 2020. I deferred as I hadn’t planned to run a marathon in 2019. So, what on earth possessed me, when the e-mail … Continue reading A Moment of Madness?

Life in Lockdown

The Daily Grind If I’m honest, at times I’m starting to get a bit fed up of the ‘lockdown’. Being back at work after the ‘holidays’ where I enjoyed having lots of free time, I’m now working 3 days from home / 2 days in school. While some semblance of normality is good, it’s frustrating … Continue reading Life in Lockdown

Social Distancing and Staying Home

Save Lives, Stay At Home The message from Government has been very clear this week - stay at home. Even work now involves being at home and that’s surprisingly been okay. One upstairs and one downstairs, meeting for coffee or lunch; the day runs pretty much as normal. Where I’ve struggled a little is with … Continue reading Social Distancing and Staying Home

Solo Sunday: Finding the New ‘Normal’

It’s been a challenging week for everyone. Sunday has always been the social run, Saturday is for parkrun. Neither have happened this week. Yesterday was tough - it was upsetting not being able to go and meet with my running friends; today, however, I’ve got a more positive take on things. The day started with … Continue reading Solo Sunday: Finding the New ‘Normal’

What A Difference A Day Makes: Aberdeen parkrun and Scolty Trails

Injury Update I’m delighted to report that I’m still pain free! My previously mentioned Christmas miracle in the form of a (very expensive) cortisone injection has paid off. I’ve slowly been building the miles up and have now ran around 20 miles a week for a couple of weeks, with no heel pain. Any signs … Continue reading What A Difference A Day Makes: Aberdeen parkrun and Scolty Trails