Category: Running

Running in the rain 2

Running in the rain

It might have been wet and puddley underfoot but at least the ice and snow had gone. And it might have been heavy rain but there was a great turnout and lots of new...

Running on ice – the solution 2

Running on ice – the solution

Thanks to fellow runner Superfit Dave, I may now have the answer to how to run on the ice and snow. First, Superfit suggested that I use orienteering shoes with spikes. These are like...

Running out of places to run 1

Running out of places to run

The snow is beautiful and I’ve loved the sledging and the gorgeous views. For the first couple of days I also enjoyed the fun of running ankle deep in the white stuff. But then...

It’s all in the detail 0

It’s all in the detail

Sometimes I come across new fitness/outdoors kit that includes a detail that is so fab I want to tell everyone about it. This time it’s a couple of new Nike products that I recently...

It’s all in the detail 0

It’s all in the detail

Sometimes I come across new fitness/outdoors kit that includes a detail that is so fab I want to tell everyone about it. This time it’s a couple of new Nike products that I recently...

Oh-so-happy with my new Helly Hansen top 0

Oh-so-happy with my new Helly Hansen top

I started with the traditional dark blue version of the Helly Hansen long-sleeved baselayer many years ago. It’s the one that almost all sporty, outdoorsy types will have owned/still own. Certainly anyone who ever...

It’s faster on foot 0

It’s faster on foot

Yet again I have found that heading into Glasgow from my home in Bearsden is quicker on foot or two wheels than by car or train. The distance is only around six or seven...

Sunday’s “instead” hill run 0

Sunday’s “instead” hill run

Campsie Fells Having not even made it into the car to head north to support the West Highland Way race, let alone on foot into the great outdoors, I was keen to find a...

Bronze for Moira’s “silver” marathon run 0

Bronze for Moira’s “silver” marathon run

Once upon a time there was a young woman who decided to run her first marathon, the Belfast City Marathon. Aged in her early 20s, wearing regulation 1980s cotton shorts and t-shirts and equipped...

Review: Shiny new Newton trainers 0

Review: Shiny new Newton trainers

Newton’s “Motion” trainers review by David Wilson, who is a keen triathlete and president of Glasgow Triathlon Club Traditionally the ability to “buy speed” has been limited to the bike leg of a triathlon...