Category: Events

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...

Poles apart – two great weekends 0

Poles apart – two great weekends

One weekend I’m ploughing through leg-slashing heather, knee-deep peat bogs and algae-swollen burns during my first ever mountain marathon on a remote mountainous plateau near Inverness, the next weekend I’m learning more than I...

Running challenge for the guys 0

Running challenge for the guys

If the girls can have their own 10k in Glasgow, then why not the boys? Following hot on the heels of the hugely successful Glasgow Women’s 10k, which takes place annually in May, the Men’s Health...

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...

Kids on the run again 0

Kids on the run again

This morning was the last of three Garscube Harriers Schools X Country league races held at Mugdock, near Strathblane. Daughter, Miss Outdoors, was up for another muddy outing. Except today is was more of...

If only I could swim like a tri pro 0

If only I could swim like a tri pro

A tri club friend told me abut his 18-year-old son’s success in a recent national swimming competition. As I do the press stuff for the club (volunteer position) I duly posted the fab story...