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I have run quite a few marathons in my relatively short running career. It is  my favourite distance because it is almost the perfect challenge, long enough to really stress your body but still short enough that you can try to run fast. If there is one thing that running more than 25 marathons has […]

WHW Run Rowardennan to Inversnaid

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Sunday brough my first run on the West Highland Way of the year.  A straightforward run out and back from Rowardennan to Inversnaid.  Weather conditions started off perfectly but then turned to dreich smirry rain by the time I reached the hotel at Inversnaid. I had it in my head this was a fairly straightforward […]

Seeking inspiration

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As a child I used to read voraciously. During the summer holidays it wasn’t unusual for me to make 2 visits to Alloa library in the one day, taking my limit of 3 books each time. I would read anything and everything. When I started at secondary school and discovered the joys of rugby I […]

That was the year that was

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2012 wasn’t a bad running year. That is a very Scottish way of describing it I suppose. If I was North American I would be whooping it up saying that was a great running year. But I am Scottish, which means that I am of the ilk that says we are a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns; […]

Da do run run run

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December is the month of the Marcothon. The rules of Marcothon are simple: 3 miles or 25 minutes running every day. The runs should really be done outside and the best rule of all -if it feels like cheating it probably is. I really like Marcothon. I like the fact it doesn’t have a sponsor, […]