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Review: Hi-tec walking boot 0

Review: Hi-tec walking boot

The nice people at Hi-tec have sent me a pair of walking boots to test-drive on the hills around Aviemore this weekend. It’s the first time for more than 20 years that I have...

Scotland’s new off-road half-marathon run 0

Scotland’s new off-road half-marathon run

The world famous mountain bike trails of Nevis Range, near Fort William, are set to be the focus of a new off-road running event this May. The Outdoor Capital Trail Half Marathon and 5k...

The rise and rise of ski touring in Scotland 0

The rise and rise of ski touring in Scotland

Ski touring is the big news this winter in Scotland’s great outdoors. According to various sources, and including the nice chaps at Aviemore shop and hire emporium Mountain Spirit, the number of people enjoying...

21 natural wonders of Scotland 0

21 natural wonders of Scotland

Received through the door today: The award-winning Scotland Outdoors magazine – including my latest feature about Scotland’s most inspirational places to visit. It looks good. Thanks guys.

Mighty Deerstalker was muddy, mad but fun 0

Mighty Deerstalker was muddy, mad but fun

What’s wet, slippery, longer than average and dirty all over? The Mighty Deerstalker of course! I have competed in the madcap Mighty Deerstalker 10k three times now. Twenty minutes into every race I have...

Mighty Deerstalker promises more mud and madness 3

Mighty Deerstalker promises more mud and madness

The Mighty Deerstalker is usually mad – and wet – enough! But listening to the rain battering against the windows last night it occured to me that this year’s event (taking place tomorrow evening...

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...