Category Archives: Scotland

RACE REPORT: Monymusk Hilly Half Marathon 2014

Monymusk Hilly Half Marathon 26th October 2014 Time: 2hr 15m 26s Place: 79th / 92 Gender: 21st / 26 Category: 9th / 10 Monymusk Hilly Half Marathon is a small race in its second year, organised by the Cosmic Hill … 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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RACE REPORT: Glenmore 24 Trail Race 2014 – 12 hour event

Glenmore 24 Trail Race: 12 Hour event 6th September 2014 “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You musn’t lose it!” Robin Williams Distance ran: 51.6 miles (TBC) Placing: TBC I struggled to write about the Glenmore 24 event … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: Callanish Stones Marathon

Callanish Stones Marathon 2nd August 2014 Time: 4hrs 28 minutes Place: 67th /126 finishers Gender: 20th / 58 females Category: 4th / 12 female Seniors After I finished the Great Glen Ultra I felt strong and unstoppable; worlds away from … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: Great Glen Ultra 2014

The Inaugural Great Glen Ultra 5th July 2014 72 Miles and 10,800ft of ascent. Finish time: 17 hours, 42 minutes and 14 seconds Position: 67th/76 finishers (10 DNF) Gender: 17/20 female finishers The Great Glen is Scotland’s longest glen and … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Great Glen Ultra Preview

I’m about 9 hours out from the start of my biggest challenge yet, the 72 mile Great Glen Ultra. This has been my big goal for the year with all of my races so far being, in theory, training runs. … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: West Highland Way Race 2014

Looking back at my running year so far, it’s amusing to see how the start-of-season shorter ultras which take up the guts of a Saturday, have now morphed in to 4-day long epics. Last weekend the West Highland Way Race … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: Cateran Trail 55 Ultramarathon 2014

The Cateran Trail 55 Ultramarathon 17th May 2014 13hrs 32min 11sec Position: 57th/61 finishers (7 DNF) Gender: 14th/16 Females The Cateran Trail Ultramarathon is a 55 mile long race ran by the intrepid partnership of George Reid and Karen Donoghue, … Continue reading

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Cateran Countdown

At some point in October last year I decided that it was a good idea to run both the Highland Fling and the Cateran Trail Ultra this Spring. After a bit of dithering I took the advice of some friends … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: Highland Fling 2014

Hoka Highland Fling 53 Mile Ultramarathon 26th April 2014 Chip time: 13hrs 20m 53s Finish Position: 447th / 566 finishers (57 DNF) Gender: 77th / 130 Females Category: 32nd / 56 Senior Females This time last year I had a … Continue reading

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