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Competitive? The tri club? Absolutely! 0

Competitive? The tri club? Absolutely!

Tri club coach Captain McKay decided last night that we’d have a “fun” running session. Well if that meant a break from punishing interval training then we were all happy. But, of course, “fun”...

A reason to run to Arnison Crag 1

A reason to run to Arnison Crag

My sense of direction has never been a strong point and this weekend it failed me again. However, as so often happens when I get lost I found myself enjoying a mini adventure. This...

Another website written by FionaOutdoors 2

Another website written by FionaOutdoors

Well, I’m not really one to go on about my day-time job as I normally like to blog about my stuff Outdoors. If the two coincide then that’s a bonus but blogging about my...

Couldn’t resist the Mighty One – again 1

Couldn’t resist the Mighty One – again

Sometimes I can’t resist a bit of madness. With just a day to go before the entries close I decided I’d give the infamously nutty Mighty Deerstalker a go again. And I’ve persuaded the...

I’ve entered the Bealach Mor – and now I’m scared 0

I’ve entered the Bealach Mor – and now I’m scared

I’ve been threatening to take part in the challenging Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive for some years. Last September I even made it as far as the Kinlochewe based event in but I chose to...

The guy who can just keeps on running 2

The guy who can just keeps on running

I’ve met this guy and interviewed him several times and he seems plausible enough. Almost sane in fact. But then you find out what he gets up to in his spare time. Based on...

You know you’re getting old when… 3

You know you’re getting old when…

…You do not recognise any of the headlining bands at a major UK music festival! Writing copy for a forthcoming Explore Scotland guide for The Herald I decided to include T in the Park...

My very own Ikea Unit Nightmare 0

My very own Ikea Unit Nightmare

There can be few people in the world who have not been directly badly affected by the assembly of an item of Ikea furniture. Whether you were the unlucky constructor or the unfortunate by-stander...

Mountain scare ends in helicopter rescue 0

Mountain scare ends in helicopter rescue

My most recent Munro bagging hike ended just two hours into the outing – when the G-Force and I were helicoptered off an avalanche prone snowfield by a Mountain Rescue Team. The situation was...