FionaOutdoors Blog

Guest blog: Pregnant and keeping fit 1

Guest blog: Pregnant and keeping fit

The fantastic news is that my roving outdoors guest blogger Romy Beard and her partner Wes  are excepting a baby. Romy is now just over 26 weeks’ pregnant and keen to ensure she stays fit...

New jeans for cyclists 0

New jeans for cyclists

I actually like my cycling shorts and tights. They are extremely comfortable and after years of pulling on Lycra for my frequent cycling outings I really don’t care how I look in the figure-hugging...

Why I am now a Decathlon convert 0

Why I am now a Decathlon convert

I’d seen the billboards. I’d read the in-paper adverts. I’d had a flier through the door. But for some reason I thought that Decathlon, the French sports retail outlet that  is making itself present...

Marathon-a-day-for-a-year record breaker 0

Marathon-a-day-for-a-year record breaker

As you’ll know if you follow my blog I love extraordinary outdoors and fitness stories. This one about a Belgian runner who has completed 365 marathon races in a year caught my attention this weekend....

TweedLove Bike fest to launch with new MTB event 1

TweedLove Bike fest to launch with new MTB event

Scottish mountain biking Mecca Glentress is to host a new seven-hour endurance event called the Glentress Seven. The flagship event will kickstart this year’s expanded TweedLove cycling festival, from June 11 to 19. 2011....

Granny Outdoors on top of “Ben Nevis”! 0

Granny Outdoors on top of “Ben Nevis”!

This is Granny Outdoors with a foot on the summit of Ben Nevis! But how can this be, you might be wondering? Here’s how: In the Scottish Borders village of Eddleston, south of Edinburgh,...

Guest blogger: Getting hip to my Moonwalk worries 4

Guest blogger: Getting hip to my Moonwalk worries

Ellen is a good friend and fellow freelance journalist. She plans to take part in the 26.2 Edinburgh Moonwalk this year. Last week she blogged about her whys. This week a cow gets in the...

Wispa the Wonder Whippet (aka OutdoorsPup) 0

Wispa the Wonder Whippet (aka OutdoorsPup)

By popular request I am posting pictures of the new OutdoorsPup. She’s called Wispa (because we have a cat called Biscuit! Get it? The chocolate links…) and she’s just 13 weeks old. She hasn’t...