Kit review: Hoka One One trainers

There’s a brand of trainers that I am most often asked about: The Hokas. In fact, with the Hoka-sponsored Highland Fling due to take place this Saturday, it seems like a good time to offer a review. So what are Hoka One One running shoes? No doubt, if you do any kind of running, you […]

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Kit review: Protected Species Macs

I know you might imagine that I wear nothing but sports clothes, however occasionally I do brush up a bit. I might be going out for dinner with the G-Force or to meet friends for a drink. Sometimes I am even required to wear something smarter to attend a client event. But wearing smarter clothes […]

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Kit review: AfterShokz Sportz 2 Open Ear Sport Headphones

My guest reviewer is Stevie Grant, who has been training for the long-distance running event, the 53-mile Hoka Highland Fling. He likes to listen to music during his long training runs so he is the perfect person to review a pair of AfterShokz Sportz 2 Open Ear Sport Bone Conduction Headphones. These sports headphones do […]

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Three Munros, two poles and a ferry to a pub

Amazingly the sun continued to shine on the Scottish Highlands as we dragged our weary post-seven Munros bodies from Fern the Campervan on Sunday morning. Today we planned to do a “quick bag of three Munros” (the G-Force’s words) still in the Kintail area and close to the One day. Seven Munros walk. With “only […]

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One day. Seven Munros. Four new friends.

The sun shone on the G-Force and I as we enjoyed an Easter weekend of Munro bagging in the Glen Shiel area of the Scottish Highlands. Day one was a mountain walk that we had been hoping to complete for year or so, the seven Munros of the South Glen Shiel Ridge. We’d even set […]

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Sunday Mail: All those strange cycling questions!

Am I a MAMIL? Do I really need to know how to fix a puncture? How do I prevent chaffing? What is the Lycra for? How do I work sooo many gears? Many more people are taking up road cycling – and many will be wondering about a host of questions. These questions might seem […]

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Shona’s Grand Slam marathon success

Glasgow ultra runner Shona Thomson has run into the record books, becoming the first Scots woman to achieve the Grand Slam Marathon Club status. She ran a marathon on every continent (like Sir Ranulph Fiennes) and then ran another at the North Pole. Read about her achievement in my Sunday Mail article. You can also […]

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Sunday Mail: New sea kayaks for beginners

Sea kayaking in Scotland is an attractive idea but not everyone feels confident enough to climb into a wibbly-wobbly kayak. Now a new style of kayak, a sit-on surf ski kayak is making the possibility of this coastal activity an easier option. The surf skis have lots of advantages, such as being easier to get […]

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Operation FionaOutdoors Office Move (with a bicycle theme)

This weekend was wild and windy outdoors but I hardly felt it. Instead, I spent the two days on operation FionaOutdoors HQ Office Move. The mission: To move my office to a spare bedroom upstairs and redecorate, all in 24 hours. To put you in the picture, I use around the same energy for sport, […]

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The benefits of sports massage

For years, I’ve heard people saying that massage is great for muscle repair and recovery. Of course, I’ve also experienced the benefits of massage from a variety of sports massage therapists. And since the G-Force (aka Gordon Lacey) has been doing his diplomas in Swedish massage and now sports and remedial massage, the conversations have […]

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