Fling Training week 3 (28th Dec-3rd Jan): Getting through christmas

b&g parkrun

Christmas is a weird time for training, despite having more spare time somehow with all the eating, drinking and hanging out with family (1st world problems) it is harder fitting everything in. But  I have made it through and my manky exploding toe isn’t causing any more problems. Mon am: 4km test run to try out toe- felt ok Mon pm: 18km easy Tue am 10km hilly run inc 3x3min hills (intended to be 5 but headtorch battery started

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Glencoe Skyline

glencoe skyline

Glencoe Skyline was probably the most exciting and painful 10 hours I have ever had on the hills. This was a race that promised brutal thrills and it delivered them with (cow)bells on. Shane and his team deserve enormous credit for having the guts to organise a race like this.  The media were waiting and watching for something to go wrong but they delivered a perfectly executed race. So before I bleat on about my race a big, big

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Beinn Dubh


With 7 days to go to the next race todays session was a wee bit lighter than recent weeks. I headed to Bein Dubh for todays hill reps.  Bein Dubh is a great wee hill with a nice gradient that is just about runnable all the way, but only just. So you spend the whole time flicking between running and fast hiking as it is hard to tell which is quickest. The descent is great fun, if you are

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Glen Coe Skyline preview


1 week to go, and here is a nice preview of the Glen Coe Skyline race from Talk Ultra’s Ian Corless. Just got the pre race email too with the good news that they have added a couple of km on to the course descending Buachaille Etive Beag.  A nice long day in the hills just got slightly longer with a new distance of 52.96km and 4256m ascent. There will also be live tracking of runners here. Best go

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Training 3-9th Aug

hill reps face cort-ma law

One of the main benefits of moving to Strathblane has been I can sneak in a lot more miles by running into work each day. So this week has seen the first hundred mile week in a while. 171km, 4730m ascent, 17hr 50m training time and pretty tired legs today. Not much quality speed work in there this week but plenty of hills, the main session was Saturday’s 37km of hill reps on Cort-ma Law. The highlight of which

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Where I’m at


To start off the shiny new blog I thought I’d better round up where I am and what is coming up over the next couple of months. 2015 started with the excitement of being selected to run for Scotland at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k. Unfortunately a build of niggling injuries and illness meant I didn’t really manage the run I would have hoped for. But still an amazing experience. It was great to run alongside Ross Houston and

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