Category Archives: Lakeland 100

The highs and lows of running in the Lakes

With Katrina still with Hollie in the Highlands helping her move into her new flat in Alness I decided it would be rude not to head to the Lakes for the weekend. My plan was to cheer on the Lakeland … Continue reading

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Lakeland 100 update

I’m not long home after another amazing experience at the Lakeland 100 race in Coniston. Full report and video diary to come but the basic details … I finished in 60th place (out of 302 who started - 209 finished) … Continue reading

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Guess My Time Entries

The Lakeland 100 race is now 35hrs away! I’ve packed all my gear into various bags (race kit, general clothes, post race kit) etc. It always feels a bit strange this close to a big race. It is constantly on … Continue reading

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Food and pacing plan for the Lakeland 100

At lunch time today I went for my final run before Friday’s Lakeland 100. I have recently moved office so I’m now based at a secondary school on the other side of Pollok Park. I can still do a similar … Continue reading

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Dress rehearsal run for Lakeland 100

I arrived home safely yesterday afternoon. I reckon the journey took me as long as the Lakeland 100 will take me over the weekend! I went to bed at 9.30pm and slept soundly until about 5am so I think I’ll … Continue reading

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Thoughts about pacing for the Lakeland 100

I was out early this morning for my run. I’ve bought another pair of Skechers GoUltra 2 and I was keen to get a run in them before using them for tomorrow nights double Ben Lomond. I decided to mix … Continue reading

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Preparing for Lakeland 100

Tonight I set off for a run after work. My calves were a bit sore after Monday’s Fartlek session. I cycled to work and from work yesterday which helped a bit but as I set off I wasn’t sure how … Continue reading

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Report on my weekend of running and supporting Lakeland 100

As soon as I realised Katrina would still be away in Indonesia and I’d be on my own this weekend I signed up to help at the Lakeland 50/100 races. I ran the 100 last year and loved the event … Continue reading

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New run

During the school holidays I can’t work at my normal office as the school is closed. So I basing myself at a colleague’s school that is open during the holiday.  It’s good to have someone to chat to duirng the … Continue reading

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Easy run and volunteering for Lakeland 50/100

This morning I was out at 6.45am for an easy run. I made sure I kept the heart rate down (123) and the pace easy (8.27).  I spent most of the run thinking about Sunday’s race and wondering how close … Continue reading

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