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What if I fall?

This is a poem that comes to mind often. When I'm lining up for races, making life decisions, or trying to boost my confidence....

Minotaur Skyrace

It’s never a nice feeling realising that you aren’t in as good shape as you’d hoped you were. Especially when you’re only fifteen minutes...

Tips for Training in Winter

A friend recently asked me ‘what’s the point in having a blog if you never post on it?’ A fair point indeed. So, though I don’t really...

Lakes in a Day - My First 50 Miler

I’m sat in my van swaddled in blankets watching the colours seep out of the hills; unable to run for the time being I’m seeking other...

Something Different: Scotland in a Van

I'm sat on a rock. I'm a quarter of the way through an easy run at Huisinish. The sun is out, the views are stunning, and I'm...

There's no place like home

Since lockdown began I've been organising old photos and files. Back in 2016 I started a blog about running, but due to my technological...

Making New Plans

New Year resolutions are a funny tradition; I wonder how many people actually stick to the new rituals and personalities they...

T- 3 days until Limone...

... and I’m not going to be there. This weekend is Limone Xtreme, the final in the Skyrunning World Series. Limone is a race I’ve always...

Winning the Glen Coe Skyline!

I first went to Kinlochleven for Skyline Scotland back in 2016. I was disappointed I hadn't qualified for the Skyline, but excited to...

Race Prep

In the past I've never worried too much about what I do in the run up to a race. I don't have any lucky socks, rituals or superstitions....

My year so far..

2019 has been a turbulent year for me, and running has been my escape. As Summer came round I found new joy in travelling to races across...