My quest for a BQ marathon – Part One

I spent a good chunk of my teens and adult years smoking, drinking and occasionally dabbling in recreational substances. It left me with poor fitness, low self-esteem and a variety of other physical and mental niggles. In 2013, I was 34 and rebounding from a failed relationship, I bought a pair of Adidas running shoes….


Race Report: Clyde Stride Ultra Marathon 2016

Why? One of the reasons I love running is I love stats; the pace, the splits, the HR, the finish times (of course), I love comparing them with other runners, with my old runs, I love the patterns an interval session makes. I love the fact that I can go out a run and generate…


Climb Report: Beinn Narnain & Beinn Ime

“There will be gale-force winds at Munro level, making walking extremely difficult” – BBC Scotland Weather Report October 18th 2014 I have ‘climb five Munros’ on my to do list this year. I should have started in Spring. If I did I wouldn’t find myself contemplating two of the ‘Arrochar Alps’ in defiance of the apocalyptic weather forecast I…