Forfar 10k Revisited

I’ve not raced this year and I’m not in racing shape, so I wasn’t holding out much hope for the race today. Indeed, I was very grateful that one of the ladies from club was coming with me; had it not been for that commitment I might have backed out! No Pressure Having done this … Continue reading Forfar 10k Revisited

Loch Ness 360, Day 4: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit

Really enjoyed staying in Invermoriston. The B & B (Craik Na Dav) was run by two sisters, Lindsey and Amanda, who were so friendly and welcoming that I truly felt at home from the moment they opened the door. It was therefore a bit of a thought to leave this morning, all the more so … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 4: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness 360, Day 3: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston

Got up for an early breakfast - I’m now regretting this at 3 pm as I’m tired! However, the early start did allow me to get down to the locks and see ‘Moonshadow’ go all the way down! As an aside (Bruce), it turns out my sister and I are not the only people fascinated … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 3: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston

Loch Ness 360, Day 2: Foyers to Fort Augustus

Feeling refreshed at 5:30 am when I first woke up, I could happily have slept on when the 7:40 am alarm sounded. As it was, the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs was worth rising for. Refuelled once again, I packed up just in time for the baggage carrier to call - he was 5 minutes … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 2: Foyers to Fort Augustus

Loch Ness 360, Day 1: Inverness to Foyers

Inverness to Dores Setting off from Inverness this morning I was apprehensive for a couple of reasons, the first being the distance with it being anything between 18 and 23 miles depending on which guide I looked at (the guide from Gemini Walks suggested 23 miles, I hoped they were exaggerating as my longest run … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 1: Inverness to Foyers

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

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