Category Archives: Life

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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Hiatus

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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