Category Archives: Life

One month in

I can’t believe it’s now been a full month since my last post, where I was preparing to make one of the biggest changes of my adult life and quit my job to return to University. I always expected it … Continue reading

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The week everything changed

This week was a turning point for many people in my country. You would have to have been living under a rock in recent weeks to ignore the coverage and impact of the Scottish Referendum, and the impact of the … Continue reading

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Mud, Hills and Adventures

In the three weeks since the Great Glen Ultra I have kept myself very busy, both in and out of my running shoes. Oddly I haven’t suffered anywhere near as much fatigue as after the Cateran Trail 55 in May, … Continue reading

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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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