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Nick Crane Takes A Great Scottish Journey 0

Nick Crane Takes A Great Scottish Journey

Nick Crane is in wilderness heaven. Tramping across boggy moorland and harsh mountains in the Highlands, en route from Dundonnell to Loch Maree, the renowned geographer may be ankle-deep in mud and battling rain...

Calling runners, orienteers and general adventurers 0

Calling runners, orienteers and general adventurers

A great event called the Highlander Mountain Marathon takes place for the third time this April. It offers the perfect start-of-season challenge for all kinds of adventurers and because the mountain marathon is divided...

It’s the small things…. 0

It’s the small things….

….That keep you going.  Pic is of me utterly failing to swim like a pro at last year’s Peebles Triathlon. Will things be any better in 2009? There are times when I feel as though I’m...

Super speedy service 0

Super speedy service

How about this for a great service from my local bike shop. On Saturday at 11am I discovered that there was something majorly wrong with my bike’s back gear cogs. Mr Outdoors kindly dropped...

Super speedy service 0

Super speedy service

How about this for a great service from my local bike shop. On Saturday at 11am I discovered that there was something majorly wrong with my bike’s back gear cogs. Mr Outdoors kindly dropped...

Cheap flights farce 0

Cheap flights farce

Why do some airlines (or maybe it’s all?) insist on treating customers to a total “cheap” flight booking farce? I have had reason to book a couple of flights this weekend with different firms and...

Cheap flights farce 0

Cheap flights farce

Why do some airlines (or maybe it’s all?) insist on treating customers to a total “cheap” flight booking farce? I have had reason to book a couple of flights this weekend with different firms and...

Off the beaten track 0

Off the beaten track

Quite often I find myself on auto-pilot as I head out for a run. I’ll maybe make a decision about the direction from my house but after that I tend to stick to 10...

Off the beaten track 0

Off the beaten track

Quite often I find myself on auto-pilot as I head out for a run. I’ll maybe make a decision about the direction from my house but after that I tend to stick to 10...