Learning to stop always running from the places where bad things happen

When I visited my Dad in Ireland two weeks ago it was the first time I had been there since January 2020. Although only two and a half years ago, it feels like a lifetime ago. I vividly remember wandering around Dublin’s many city centre streets for the first time. I remember being fascinated byContinue reading “Learning to stop always running from the places where bad things happen”

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The Adjustment Excuse | My Week in Running

November 22, 2021 (This is part of a series for Grampian Runs, detailing four weeks in my life as a runner.) Winter is here and I’m still in that period of adjustment to the cooler temperatures. This admission of weakness comes on the back of a week of plummeting temperatures, culminating in Storm Arwen’s arrivalContinue reading “The Adjustment Excuse | My Week in Running”

Stuck at Procrastination Station | My Week in Running

November 8, 2021 (This is part of a series for Grampian Runs, detailing four weeks in my life as a runner.) Two runs logged, and half last week’s mileage covered over the last seven days. It’s been a coffee fuelled anxiety disrupted week where running has taken the back seat. Nonetheless, there’s been some importantContinue reading “Stuck at Procrastination Station | My Week in Running”

Embracing My Inner Vampire | My Week in Running

November 15, 2021 (This is part of a series for Grampian Runs, detailing four weeks in my life as a runner.) I’ve always loved running in the dark, whether that be by headtorch on a spooky rural trail or by streetlight on Aberdeen’s unforgiving pavements. Most recently its been the latter and I’ve seemingly takenContinue reading “Embracing My Inner Vampire | My Week in Running”

Be Running up that Hill | My Week in Running

(This is part of a series for Grampian Runs, detailing four weeks in my life as a runner.) This week started and ended with hills. Gladly, I reached the top of them all, but not without some seemingly interminable struggle first. Is this relatable to a student embarking on his fourth year of studies? Perhaps.Continue reading “Be Running up that Hill | My Week in Running”

Marilyn Monologues – Meall Alvie and Creag Ghiubhais

There was some mild confusion followed by a simultaneous cry of joy with the realisation that Callum McGregor’s shot had tickled the back of Croatia’s net. Rory and I even thought the Croatians had doubled their lead. Driving back down Deeside, it was sometimes difficult to take in…

Morrone Hill Race 2021 – Race Report

Legs bloodied and chest pounding I descended tentatively into the Gathering Arena for one final lap in front of the spectators. The last 35 minutes had been a rare lesson in pain. This largely offset by the thrill of being able to race again for the first time since September 2019. Saturday morning was spentContinue reading “Morrone Hill Race 2021 – Race Report”