Category Archives: Life

Recent Running Reading

Recovering  from the Cateran Trail Ultra has been tougher than I expected. I’m used to just bouncing back after races after the soreness goes away, but since the race three weeks ago I’ve been enveloped in fatigue which is just … Continue reading

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Hoka Highland Fling 2014 Preview

With 3 days to go until my second attempt at the Hoka Highland Fling, I’m in full on planning mode. Big ultras are superb fun, but they involve such a lot of thought and packing to be prepared for every … Continue reading

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Weeks and Days

A month ago I was recovering from a disappointing D33, and counting down the days ’til our wedding… Three weeks ago I was on a plane somewhere over the Middle East heading for our honeymoon destination. Two weeks ago I … Continue reading

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January Training

…And all of a sudden, it was February! Who else is baffled that a month of the year is gone already?! I’ve been so busy at work, at home, and in training that the weeks have slipped by at an … Continue reading

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Stonehaven Fireballs 2014

Last Tuesday, on the last night of 2013, I was honoured to take part in one of the oldest, if not THE oldest traditions of the town which I now call home. The Stonehaven Fireballs is a ceremony which begins … Continue reading

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2013 – A Year in Review

With 2013 coming to an end, like many of you I am looking back at the calendar and trying to work out where the time went. The last 12 months feels like it has flown by quicker than ever before … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Shoes

In my three years of running so far I have changed my mind on many subjects – examples such as my favourite distance, my preferred shorts and my tastes in fuel and gels come to mind. One thing that has … Continue reading

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hi·a·tus [hahy-ey-tuhs] noun, plural hi·a·tus·es, hi·a·tus. 1. a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc. 2. a missing part; gap or lacuna: Scholars attempted to account for the hiatus in the medieval manuscript. 3. any … Continue reading

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Recipe – Courgette and Cheddar Soup

The recovery from the flooding which devastated our town in December 2012 has been a long one, however  we have been able to take one small silver lining from it. Our vegetable garden has been producing a record crop since … Continue reading

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Sub – 4 Marathon Training Update

I’m half way through my marathon training and looking over the blog in the last couple of months recently made me realise that the content I’ve been posting has been mainly race reports. During the training for my first marathon … Continue reading

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