Burgos Ultra Stage Race

The dark sky was tinged with the promise of the day ahead as the deep sound of the beating drums and horns emanated from the forest.  Our group of 23 runners walked purposefully towards the sounds with some trepidation and nervousness of what lay ahead.  We had come from all parts of the world to … Continue reading Burgos Ultra Stage Race

Run Talk

I get asked a lot of questions and see the same on social media about how to manage the whole 'running' thing from how to fit it all in and how to keep the body fit and well so I put a few thoughts online. What does my average training week look like? My average … Continue reading Run Talk

Half MdS Fuerteventura, but not half as hard!

After a so-so Scottish summer the invitation to attend the blue water of the Canary Islands, sparkling in the hot sun alongside the white stony seaside cliffs for the inaugural Half Marathon Des Sables in Fuerteventura sounded like too good an opportunity to pass up. 4 days later, 270 runners that took part could all … Continue reading Half MdS Fuerteventura, but not half as hard!

Spartan Beast Edinburgh

As if the Spartan race series isn't hard enough....Edinburgh's Spartan Beast was made all the more memorable and challenging with the 'summer' conditions experienced. 15 miles in the Pentland Hills, 3,500m of ascent with 30+ obstacles!! No wonder it felt hard.  Normally the distance and ascent in itself would not be a struggle but not … Continue reading Spartan Beast Edinburgh

Great Glen Ultra

Named as one of Scotland's toughest running challenges, the Great Glen Ultra starts at Fort William and covers 72 miles/116km and 9,300 feet/2,000m of climbing along the Great Glen Way all the way to Inverness.  It's a long way to drive, let alone run!  I had a tough day out there on the route and … Continue reading Great Glen Ultra

Ding! Ding! I did The Fling!

I'm not really sure what drew me to sign up for The Fling, a 53 mile race from Milngavie to Tyndrum along the West Highland Way, considering I don't do a lot of local races, preferring to race abroad, and also that the WHW is part of my regular training run but for some reason … Continue reading Ding! Ding! I did The Fling!

Morocco Tizi n Trail

Something for everyone! Run for fun, race for time, challenge yourself with a multi day event, or simply walk & explore the beautiful trails of a stunning and mystical country that is close to my heart, Morocco. Morocco Tizi n Trail is a race each year consisting of 3 stages between 20 and 28km between … Continue reading Morocco Tizi n Trail

Making Plans

After such a big year in 2016, particularly with my personal challenge of running #500kin5days with Marina Ranger in Simply Runderful; my body needed a rest.  So did my heart and my mind. I'd had a lot going on in the back end of the year with my husband, Dion living in China from August until … Continue reading Making Plans

Running Together

As I reached the final peak of 'Eight Immortals' of the Wilson trail high in the mountains of Hong Kong my head torch made out the silhouette of a man perched on the summit. That man was my ever patient and supportive husband Dion who had been waiting patiently for me in the dark as … Continue reading Running Together