I’m jolted awake, screaming. Was I screaming out loud or was that in my nightmare? Where am I? There’s a tent flapping around me, the wind is howling, I’m sticky with sweat and sand and haven’t showered for 2 days and I feel totally disorientated in the darkness. And then I remember, I’ve just completed … Continue reading Half Marathon des Sables Fuerteventura – Take 2!
I. Loved. Every. Single. Minute. A marathon of true beauty! Marathon du Mont Blanc is more than just a race, this is a party of trail running that takes place in one of THE Mecca’s of the sport, Chamonix. Traversing through the awe inspiring nature reserve, The Aiguilles Rouges, this event has eight various trail … Continue reading Why you simply HAVE to run the Marathon du Mont Blanc
After having completed the Transgrancanaria (TGC) 125km race in 2015 by the skin of my teeth against the cut off time I was keen to go back and run it again and improve on my last experience. This time however I decided to ‘only’ sign up for the 62km version as I thought this would … Continue reading TransGranCanaria Take 2
Tizi means mountain pass in Morocco, but this event could easily be called ‘Sahib n Trail’ meaning friends & trails. Imagine a lovely long weekend away in the sun, running undiscovered and remote trails in a country full of culture and colour. Add to this the security and comfort of a fully supported event where … Continue reading Morocco Tizi n Trail 2018
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
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
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!
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
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
My mind & heart had finally made a full recovery after some life changes including leaving my job and adjusting to life with Dion, my husband, living away in Beijing until the new year -Read more about his incredible running journey with GOBI stray desert dog at http://www.findinggobi.com. My legs were another story. I was … Continue reading The Unexpected 100km