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”

Aberdeen Caley Coaches Disappointed but Understanding of Decision to Call the Season Void

Posted – 24/03/20 It would be naïve to suggest rugby is on anyone’s priorities list as the globe battles a devastating pandemic. Nevertheless, a decision had to be made by Scottish Rugby about how to finish the domestic season following the suspension of all rugby in Scotland on the 13th March. On Tuesday a decisionContinue reading “Aberdeen Caley Coaches Disappointed but Understanding of Decision to Call the Season Void”

Caledonia Two: Aberdeenshire leave it late to beat resilient Ross Sutherland

Aberdeenshire 29 (14) Ross Sutherland 26 (12) Aberdeenshire finished off a successful season with the narrowest of wins against a tough Ross Sutherland side.  This game was always in the balance, with Paul Harrow’s penalty at the death proving the difference in a tight encounter. Harrow had opened the scoring for Aberdeenshire early on andContinue reading “Caledonia Two: Aberdeenshire leave it late to beat resilient Ross Sutherland”

Caledonia One: Ellon beat battling Wanderers in enthralling encounter

Ellon  38(24)  Aberdeen Wanderers  31(12)  Ellon now sit second in the league table after an entertaining bonus point victory against a resilent Aberdeen Wanderers side. The sides shared ten tries between them as Wanderers fought their way back into a game which the hosts looked to have tied up by the 50th minute after JamesContinue reading “Caledonia One: Ellon beat battling Wanderers in enthralling encounter”

French Flair, Irish Intelligence and Scotland’s Silly Errors

This weekend was always going to be just that little better than usual as the crème la crème of sporting events got underway in Cardiff. I speak not of the Super Bowl in Miami, but instead of the Northern Hemisphere’s rugby showpiece where long-time supporters and long-suffering girlfriends (or boyfriends) alike were treated to twoContinue reading “French Flair, Irish Intelligence and Scotland’s Silly Errors”

Six Nations 2020 Preview: Italy

When thinking of Italy as a country or an entity if you will, the mind might likely conjure images of warm beaches, vineyards full of grapes and great food. For most of us these images are likely to be appetising if not slightly patronising to a more realistic outlook on the Italian national identity. ForContinue reading “Six Nations 2020 Preview: Italy”

Man Up – Re-post

I originally posted this on the 15th May during Mental Health Awareness week. I thought I would re-write in for World Mental Health Day which was on the 10th October. Reading the previous post I thought my writing could have been more concise and less sweary, so I  decided to implement these changes. It wasContinue reading “Man Up – Re-post”

Away Days – Taking the Ferry to Shetland

As I left my flat on a grey Aberdeen afternoon, my legs decided they wanted to take me on a long, winding route to the harbour. It was a Thursday and I should have been attending a lecture like a good student does. However, there was a good reason for my absence as the timeContinue reading “Away Days – Taking the Ferry to Shetland”