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!

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

What’s in my bag?

I often get asked "What's in your bag?" from other runners, so I thought I would share what I have in my bag on a daily basis for my runs, this is what works for me and you should always adapt this to your own conditions and requirements as this is by no means the … Continue reading What’s in my bag?

Lochore 10km

I’m built for endurance, not for speed. Looking at my racing CV you will see that 10km distances don’t feature on my race calendar, but when I heard about a wee local 10km race around the Lochore Meadows Country Park I thought this might be a good option for me to put my ‘speed’ to … Continue reading Lochore 10km

Never again….or maybe just once more

“Never again! Never EVER again!” Those were the words uttered by my husband Dion and I back in 2014 after our first Marathon Des Sables as we trundled back to the bus, mentally battered and physically exhausted after running 250km through the Sahara desert. (read my blog on the experience here) Fast forward to 2015 … Continue reading Never again….or maybe just once more

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

Healthy Snacking

It's not easy to keep those snacks healthy, and many of us make the mistake of thinking we are eating right when actually we are taking in too much sugar, fat or carbs and then wondering why we are not seeing the positive benefits we should. I'm certainly not qualified in nutrition so all I … Continue reading Healthy Snacking