Category: Running

Kit review: Mammut Rainspeed Jacket 0

Kit review: Mammut Rainspeed Jacket

A running jacket that fits nicely, feels super light and keeps the wind and rain out. I’ve tested the Mammut 201 Rainspeed Jacket. Scotland has enjoyed a few great summers but there is always...

Sunday Mail: Running the GB Relay 0

Sunday Mail: Running the GB Relay

One Nation, One Baton, One Dream is the headline that nicely sums up the GB Relay attempt that is taking place in the UK right now. I ran two sections of this ambitious record-breaking...

Running part of the GB Relay 0

Running part of the GB Relay

Have you heard about the GB Relay? It is an attempt to break the world record for the longest distance ever run in a relay around Britain. The aim is more than 7,000km between...

Injured Sarah-Louise runs 70 marathons 0

Injured Sarah-Louise runs 70 marathons

I am often impressed by the determination of the people that I interview. Sarah-Louise Grigor is exactly that kind of person. She was told, after injuring her back, that she would never run again...

Kit review: Merrell All Out Fuse trainers 0

Kit review: Merrell All Out Fuse trainers

My guest reviewer Hannah Kemlo, of Glasgow, is taking part in this year’s notoriously tough Celtman! event. She needed a pair of off-road trainers that would carry her through the marathon section, which also...

Kit review: Hoka One One trainers 0

Kit review: Hoka One One trainers

There’s a brand of trainers that I am most often asked about: The Hokas. In fact, with the Hoka-sponsored Highland Fling due to take place this Saturday, it seems like a good time to...

The benefits of sports massage 0

The benefits of sports massage

For years, I’ve heard people saying that massage is great for muscle repair and recovery. Of course, I’ve also experienced the benefits of massage from a variety of sports massage therapists. And since the...

Southside Six 36-minute sell-out 0

Southside Six 36-minute sell-out

A Glasgow running event sold all 400 places in just 36 minutes this week. Even the organiser of the Southside Six, Nick Vaughan, was stunned. He said: “I predicted two hours for a sell-out...

Kit review: Salomon XA Pro 3D off-road trainers 0

Kit review: Salomon XA Pro 3D off-road trainers

Most off-road runners have their favourite brand of shoes. And for many years mine have been Inov-8. But slowly but surely a couple of pairs of Salomon off-road trainers have been creeping into my...

First steps to barefoot running 0

First steps to barefoot running

I have been blogging and chatting on social media about barefoot running. I see many advantages to this form of running and I have been trying to work towards a complete transition to barefoot-style...