Running’s Greatest Reward

Running has given me a great reason to travel the world and I’ve been fortunate to run in locations from South Africa to America to Turkey to all over the United Kingdom and whilst every race has given me many rewards and enjoyment none have been as great as the reward of everlasting friendships. This … Continue reading Running’s Greatest Reward

Training for the unknown – Genghis Khan Ice Marathon

Cold & I don't really see eye to eye, so when David Scott (Sandbaggers) and Doc Andrew Murray approached me mentioning the two magical words; adventure & challenge; with an invitation to join them on the inaugural Genghis Khan Ice Marathon in Mongolia I jumped at the chance to run in -40 degrees! Why?  Because … Continue reading Training for the unknown – Genghis Khan Ice Marathon

It’s the small things that matter most

During my experience as a runner I have learnt a lot of things and sometimes it's all the little things that can make the biggest difference.  Whether that's out on a training run or a big race event or adventure challenge.  Here's my wee list of the small things that matter to me. Hat - … Continue reading It’s the small things that matter most

Running in the Dark

With the days getting shorter and the nights closing in have you thought about how you are going to continue training through the winter, in the darkness?  Some of you might be able to get your training in during the minimal daylight hours over winter but chances are a lot of your running is going to … Continue reading Running in the Dark

Muddy Monkeys

Looking for something that will challenge you but at the same time fun? Involving loads of glorious mud and even more laughter? Then Total Warrior is for you! When Dave Gaffney from Total Warrior first approached me with the idea to join in the action, I was a bit sceptical. Yes I’ve done obstacle type … Continue reading Muddy Monkeys

Running Hard – Going That Little Bit Further

Here's a piece that I wrote for Run ABC for the June/August 2015 publication about getting into ultra running which might interest some of my readers. I hadn’t heard of ultra running as I started my first ever marathon on the streets of my city of birth Amsterdam in 2010. As I was slowly churning … Continue reading Running Hard – Going That Little Bit Further

Pondering about Pilgrims

Need a great way to flush out the excesses of the festive season?  Then look no further than Extreme Energy’s Pilgrims Challenge.  66 miles over 2 days on the North Downs Way with 2,364 metres ascent is enough to scare off the most stubborn mince pie!  The format is to run 33 miles from Farnham … Continue reading Pondering about Pilgrims

Celebrate Valentines Day with a Run!

Celebrate Valentines Day with a difference this year and come and join me in supporting Bethany Christian Trust, by running the 5km Partner Run. As part of my role within Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace, I have teamed up with our chosen charity, Bethany Christian Trust, to hold a 5km fun run at 10am … Continue reading Celebrate Valentines Day with a Run!

It Never Rains in the Kalahari

There is something truly unique about the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM)-250km self sufficient race through the desert over 6 stages/7 days that brings you back time and time again. The Kalahari didn't fail to deliver another exceptional week of stunning beauty, stiff racing competition and fabulous camaraderie. After finishing KAEM in 2013 and having learnt … Continue reading It Never Rains in the Kalahari

Run in the Dark

As a keen runner and lover of my beautiful city of Edinburgh, I couldn’t resist getting involved in The Run in the Dark, taking place world wide on the 12th November in various cities at various times, in the dark (as the name would suggest).  As darkness descends around the world, thousands of runners will … Continue reading Run in the Dark