My Shopping List

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I am lucky enough to have built up a good selection of ultra gear to mix and match which is versatile enough to do me for most types of races, so I no longer need to go on a shopping spree every time I enter a big race. My most used kit currently is Jacket: […]

Oh No FOMO!!!!!

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Phew! That was a close one. Despite having no plans whatsoever to run the New York Marathon this year, I still nearly entered the ballot. A post from a friend on Facebook alerted me to the ballot being open, and despite a trip to New York not being either physically or financially viable this year, […]

Your Choice

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At some point in every ultra race it gets hard. Really hard. At this point you need to decide if you are going to quit or if you are going to keep moving. How do you get through this point? Dead easy, just ask yourself, do you really want to stop? Can you justify stopping […]

In praise of the mythical old guy

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There is a vibrant and burgeoning ultra running community in Scotland at the moment. Races like the Highland Fling have become ridiculously popular and are introducing lots of new runners to the sport. Some of these are enthused by all of the good things which go with ultra trail running, some are intrigued by the […]

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 […]