Racing for the fun of it: Peace Coaches Metro Dyce Half Marathon

The Metro Dyce Half Marathon (alongside the Metro Beach 10k in June) being our club’s bread and butter, it’s encouraged that we either run or help out. I’d swithered as to which was the best option but having had a few enjoyable recovery runs since the marathon I made the decision mid-week to throw my … Continue reading Racing for the fun of it: Peace Coaches Metro Dyce Half Marathon

2018 Fort William Marathon – As good as I remembered and then some!

A week has passed since I completed the 2018 Fort William Marathon, my second attempt at this beautiful race. Having loved it in 2017, I signed up for 2018 pretty much immediately afterwards, my main fear going into the race that it might not be as good as I remembered and I'd be disappointed. Fear … Continue reading 2018 Fort William Marathon – As good as I remembered and then some!

The Inaugural Chapelton of Elsick 10k

I was delighted to join my fellow Metros on the start line for the inaugural Chapelton of Elsick 10k. This feeling faded somewhat during the race, but that’s the way of running. Chapelton village in Aberdeenshire is a lovely wee place, established in the last few years and an ongoing project, situated just off the … Continue reading The Inaugural Chapelton of Elsick 10k

Stonehaven Half Marathon: Hot and hilly!

I had fond memories of last year's Stonehaven Half Marathon and had even been heard to say that I found it easier than Peterhead Half Marathon (see recent blog). The jury's out today though and I'll be interested to hear the thoughts on this from anyone else that's run both. It's been hot! We're all … Continue reading Stonehaven Half Marathon: Hot and hilly!

Masson Glennie Peterhead Half Marathon: the toughest half I’ve ever done!

I entered the Peterhead Half Marathon as the marathon plan said to race this weekend. However, the plan also advised a recovery run on Friday, race on Saturday (8 - 15k) and long run of 17 miles on Sunday. While I'm a bit of a stickler for a plan this didn't quite fit in with … Continue reading Masson Glennie Peterhead Half Marathon: the toughest half I’ve ever done!

Metro Coast to Coast Relay: Leg 3, Culter to Banchory

The Metro Aberdeen Coast 2 Coast Relay is well underway as I write having started at 4:59 pm with the juniors dipping a hand or foot in the sea before setting off. They ran to Duthie Park, handing over to the Leg 2 runners who then carried the baton to Culter which is where we … Continue reading Metro Coast to Coast Relay: Leg 3, Culter to Banchory

A weekend of running and the Metro Beach 10k

The marathon training's going pretty well so I was looking forward to the Metro Beach 10k - it's fast, flat, and usually by the time evening comes the wind along the prom has died down. This unfortunately was not the case last night ... My legs were tired from the weekend's running. The long run … Continue reading A weekend of running and the Metro Beach 10k

Loving the trails again!

For a while after the marathon last July, and over the winter, I felt like I’d lost the love of running. Maybe as I didn’t have a goal? I think I need to have a purpose and something to strive for; although at times I do enjoy running for running’s sake, I’m definitely better when … Continue reading Loving the trails again!