Race Report: Kinloss to Lossiemouth HM

Location: Kinloss & Lossiemouth, Moray Time: 11:00, 17 February 2019 Distance: 13 miles (approx. 21km) On Sunday I ran my second half marathon race and was pleased to come away with a Personal Best, running the 13 mile road race in 1:32:35. Achieving this time was especially pleasing because I had failed to PB in the Lumphanan DetoxContinue reading “Race Report: Kinloss to Lossiemouth HM”

Race Report: The Lumphanan Detox

Location: Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire Time: 11:30, 2nd January 2019 Distance: 10K   Usually I stand at the start line of the Lumphanan Detox feeling a few pounds heavier perhaps, but confident and feeling physically fit all the same. This year was slightly different. Yes, I still a good level of fitness, safe in the knowledge that myContinue reading “Race Report: The Lumphanan Detox”

A Half to Celebrate Freshers’ Please

The day before Kenyan super human Eliud Kipchoge claimed a new world record by a whole minute and 18 seconds at the Berlin Marathon, 369 runners gathered to participate in the annual Crathes Half Marathon on a sunny September day. These runners gathering on the beautiful grounds of Crathes Castle weren’t going to come away fromContinue reading “A Half to Celebrate Freshers’ Please”

5 Reasons Why I Run and Cycle

1. It gets me out and about – Its hard to complain about the scenery where I live. A great way to see this scenery is to get out and explore it by foot or by pedal power. There is nothing better than after killing yourself on a brutal climb to be welcomed by a great viewContinue reading “5 Reasons Why I Run and Cycle”

Highland Cross 2018 – Race Report

It is now Monday night and your legs are still sore from taking part in a 50 mile duathlon on Saturday. It was worth it however because you raised money for charities that do brilliant work in the Scottish Highlands. You also thoroughly enjoyed yourself and pushed yourself to the limits of endurance while travelling throughContinue reading “Highland Cross 2018 – Race Report”

Glas Tulaichean Uphill – 26/05/18

Last Saturday afternoon I competed in my first ever uphill running race, it also only being the third time I’ve competed this year. It was actually the first time I’ve run up a munro which I found rather surprising when I think about it. The finish line was atop Glas Tulaichean, a munro a fewContinue reading “Glas Tulaichean Uphill – 26/05/18”

The Infamous Morrone

At 859 metres high, Morrone hill has to be the most recognisable geographical landmark when entering Braemar on the North Deeside road from the east. It is technically a corbett, missing out on being a munro by a mere 55 metres. For me it is a special hill, being one that I admire but alsoContinue reading “The Infamous Morrone”

Dess Woods Night Race (26/01/18)

On a chilly Friday evening my Mother and I embarked on another adventure down the Deeside Valley to participate in our second race of the year respectively. This time we would be stopping just short of the village of Lumphanan, the destination being a sizable area of woodland two miles short of where we hadContinue reading “Dess Woods Night Race (26/01/18)”

Lumphanan Detox 10K 2018

With the festive period coming to a close, there seemed no better option than to make the short journey down the Deeside valley to the village of Lumphanan to participate in the aptly named “Detox” race. After a lull in my running addiction in recent weeks, this seemed the perfect opportunity to create a benchmark at the start of aContinue reading “Lumphanan Detox 10K 2018”

Highland Cross 2017

I actually wrote this ages ago midway through June but forgot about it. Was a great experience and would love to get another opportunity to participate in the same or a similar event. I had been standing at the window of the bathroom in my hotel room for a while, looking at the Highland villageContinue reading “Highland Cross 2017”