Boston fragments

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I found this post in my Drafts box. I never quite got round to finishing it and then it wasnt quite the right time to post it, so here it is unfinished Friday was a solemn day. Runners made their way to Boylston Street. With a few days until race day it was the runners […]

CCC 2014 Race Report

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I could feel it coming and had to find somewhere quickly. Unfortunately in a hot sweaty tent crammed with runners refuelling after already covering 55 mind blowingly brutal kilometers,  the organisers had obviously forgotten to set aside a throwing up corner. I made a dash for the exit with my mouth clenched firmly shut but […]

Great Glen Ultra Race Report

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The Great Glen Ultra is a new Scottish Ultramarathon race which starts in Fort William and finishes 72 miles later in Inverness. Pre-Race Both Helen and I were running the race. The unsupported nature of the race meant it was possible for both of us to run. Being unsupported means drop bags – lots of […]

Tears on Boylston

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There were tears on Boylston on the day the runners came back. Wrapped in scarves of Boston blue, carrying the hopes of strangers. The blue and yellow jackets of ’13 the first ones to arrive In a race for restitution For their numbers to be counted they stood in contemplation At the finish line rebuilt. […]

Quit while you are ahead

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The second half of last year saw me injured with an achilles injury which took nearly 6 months to get better.  Since January my achilles has been behaving, though it still niggles,  but I have also been struck down with plantar fasciatis, a sore ankle caused by bruised cartilege, a long running sinus infection, and […]

Every Day is a School Day

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I have just spent a couple of days at the Highland Fling training weekend in Tyndrum. Although I am not running either the Fling or the WHW this year it was good to spend time with like minded souls, enjoy some wine and some hard training. I spent some time running with Amanda Hamilton who […]

Audrey’s Antarctic Odyssey

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Good luck to Scottish Ultra Runner Audrey McIntosh as she sets off on her Antarctic Odyssey running a marathon and 100K. She has worked her backside off to get fit for the race and is an inspiration to everyone as she raises money for Altzheimer Scotland along the way http://antarcticodyssey.co.uk/ her blog is available at […]

Going back to Boston

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I am going back to Boston. I shall say it again just to make sure you heard me: I am going back to Boston. I feel a wee bit of a fraud because I qualified with a time of 3:27:47 which is slower than my previous Boston qualifier time, but as I move up an […]