Category: Events

Hilariously trounced in the swimming pool! 0

Hilariously trounced in the swimming pool!

So I had not been swimming for more than a year. I prefer to run, cycle, walk and do pretty much any other exercise – rather than getting in a cold pool to swim...

Two Scottish events sell out in a day 0

Two Scottish events sell out in a day

It’s amazing just how popular running and cycle events have become in Scotland. And this week I have heard of two mega-fast sell-outs. The Southside Six sold the full 350 places in less than...

Kit review: Jack Wolfskin Spiderwind jacket 2013 0

Kit review: Jack Wolfskin Spiderwind jacket 2013

I have never been keen on running in a jacket. Mostly I have found running jackets to be noisy (you know that rustling sound that the fabric makes while you run?!) and sweaty. The...

Great day out on Pedal for Scotland 110-mile sportive 3

Great day out on Pedal for Scotland 110-mile sportive

Cycle sportives aren’t meant to be competitive. That is what I – and most other people – like about them. They offer the fun of cycling among lots of people but without the pressure...

Early bird savings for Tour o’ the Borders cycle sportives 0

Early bird savings for Tour o’ the Borders cycle sportives

On September 11, Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will ride from Jedburgh to Dumfries at the start of Stage 3 of the Tour of Britain. There is little doubt that Wiggo, and Tour...

A day at the London Paralympics 2012 0

A day at the London Paralympics 2012

At first we couldn’t quite believe we were there. I mean, actually at in the London Olympic Park. Having watched enthralled as three weeks of Olympic Games 2012 played out on our TV in...

Guest blog: Romy’s 10k race of the year 1

Guest blog: Romy’s 10k race of the year

Romy is a friend and fellow runner from Glasgow. Her goal in 2012 has been to run a sub-40 minute 10k. This is no easy challenge, especially as she became a mum just 15...

Young cycling star kicks off Pedal for Scotland 0

Young cycling star kicks off Pedal for Scotland

Young Scot and track cycling supremo Charline Joiner has kickstarted a one week countdown to freshnlo Pedal for Scotland 2012. Charline, who is already a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, was at Linlithgow Palace, one of...

Join in the Sky Ride Edinburgh 0

Join in the Sky Ride Edinburgh

It could be Wiggo. Or Sir Chris. Or Queen Victoria (Pendleton). Or any one of the amazingly inspiring cyclists that we have recently seen in the Tour de France and Olympics. For the UK...

The challenge: 110-mile Pedal for Scotland Sportive 3

The challenge: 110-mile Pedal for Scotland Sportive

As I blogged before, I could have signed up for the classic 47-mile freshnlo Pedal for Scotland bike ride, from Glasgow to Edinburgh, on September 9. And I’m sure I would have loved it....