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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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5 tips for Budding Ultramarathoners

I’ve had this post written in my drafts for nearly a year now; building on it, adjusting it, finally finding the right time to post it. We’re now in the middle of the second month of the year, which means … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Moray Marathon

Marathon number four and my first attempt at a sub-four hour time is now quickly approaching. At the time of typing I have approximately 21 hours until the starter’s horn and I couldn’t feel more prepared and ready! This is … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: West Highland Way Race 2013

It’s 1230am on midsummer’s eve, in a car park outside a railway station in Milngavie. A man stands half way up an embankment in a yellow jacket with a microphone, addressing the crowd before him. They hang on his every … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: The Running Shop Beach 10k 2013

The Running Shop Beach 10k 2013 Gun time: 50:44 – NEW PB! Place: 139th/229 Category: 12th/43 Senior Females Gender: 26th/82 The Running Shop 10k is a funny race. A no-fuss, no-frills evening race organised by a local Running Shop, funnily … Continue reading

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RedWineRunner and the big SUB 4

In three years of running, I’ve ran three marathons; Loch Ness 2011, Moray 2012 and Paris 2013. I’ve consistently taken time off my personal best each time I’ve crossed the finishing line from my first, injured time of 5hrs 12m … Continue reading

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The view from the bench

It’s been a funny couple of weeks. Since crossing the finish line at Paris I have ran approximately 8 miles, and I don’t like it one bit. I’ve been under strict physio orders to NOT RUN if I want any … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: D33 Ultra 2013

D33 Ultramarathon 16th March 2013 5hrs 26mins 29 secs (30 min PB!) 140th/292 finishers 24th Female (out of 61) 5th Stonehaven Running Club female finisher (16 championship points). The 33 mile D33 Ultramarathon was my first venture into distances beyond … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT: Moray Marathon

Moray Marathon 2nd September 2012 Time: 4hrs 19 mins 30secs Position: 106th/141 finishers Gender: 21st/33 female finishers Category: 7th/ 10 Senior Ladies Kynon and I travelled up to Elgin the night before the race and stayed at the Eight Acres … Continue reading

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Moray Marathon: Count to Five

I am a big fan of the television show Lost. Like many avid viewers, I was disappointed and let down by the eventual conclusion of the series two years ago, but over time the annoyance has faded and I’ve decided … Continue reading

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