Category: Running

Marathon-a-day-for-a-year record breaker 0

Marathon-a-day-for-a-year record breaker

As you’ll know if you follow my blog I love extraordinary outdoors and fitness stories. This one about a Belgian runner who has completed 365 marathon races in a year caught my attention this weekend....

Now I’m jealous of the G-Force’s Xmas pressies! 3

Now I’m jealous of the G-Force’s Xmas pressies!

Should I be ashamed of my fitness kit envy – or simply embrace it and buy my own? The thing is the items that I’m currently lusting after were in fact bought by myself,...

Kit review: Ronhill Women’s running wear 0

Kit review: Ronhill Women’s running wear

It could have been that meeting at 9.30am instead of the usual 6.45am meant that the 3Ms were a little more alert than usual. It might have been the fact that it was Christmas...

Top tips for running in snow and ice 2

Top tips for running in snow and ice

I popped into Achilles Heel, a specialist running shop in the west end of Glasgow, the other day and got chatting to the very amiable owner Katie Alexander. Of course, the main topic of...

Guest blogger: An extraordinary runner 2

Guest blogger: An extraordinary runner

My guest blogger is 28-year-old Mark Cooper, from Edinburgh. He used to smoke and drink a lot.  Then in 2007, in his mid 20s, he suddenly realised he was out of shape and unfit. So...

Guest blog: A Santa Dash through real snow! 0

Guest blog: A Santa Dash through real snow!

My guest blogger today is Leigh of cycle blog Filles-a-Velo. I met her via Twittersville. This weekend Leigh dressed up as Mrs Claus to take part in her first ever Santa Dash. The Helensburgh event...

If it wasn’t for my Skins… where would I be? 0

If it wasn’t for my Skins… where would I be?

I’ve loved Skins since the day I got my first pair of leggings. Skins is an amazing range of kit that includes leggings, tops, vests etc and offers muscle support and recovery. Skins, which...

The saga of a gorgeous run, a missing car key and disaster on the home front 2

The saga of a gorgeous run, a missing car key and disaster on the home front

Honestly, I did plan to clean and tidy my house on Saturday. But, it seems, the God of Housework had other ideas. Indeed, it appears obvious when I look back that the God of...

More fun running in the snow 4

More fun running in the snow

I remember the same happening to me last winter. Running in the snow makes me smile. A lot! I’ve no idea why. Perhaps it’s simply a different challenge. Or maybe it’s the bright blue...

The fine art of running in the snow 0

The fine art of running in the snow

This week I have enjoyed running. I normally “quite like” running if my head is in the right place, but I’ve absolutely loved the exhilaration of running in the snow. On Saturday, when the...