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Tour de Helvellyn Video Diary

I have made a short video diary of my 2019 Tour de Helvellyn. I hope you enjoy it and gives you a taste of the event.

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Tour de Helvellyn Report

Saturday 21st December 2019 I had wanted to do this race for a few years so decided 2019 was the year. I had been having some issues with my chest in the build-up so hadn’t been able to train as … Continue reading

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Update after visit to the doctor

I went to see my Doctor on Monday and he was really helpful. He doesn’t think it is a heart problem but more likely the muscles around my rib cage. He’s prescribed ibuprofen for a week to help with any … Continue reading

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Something is wrong but not sure what

Ever since I started this blog in October 2006 I have tried to be honest about my running and how things are going. For the vast majority of the last 13 years (and for many years before I started my … Continue reading

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Guess My Time - Ochil Ultra

My next ultra will be my 50th ultra since I started ultra running in 2007. It feels a significant milestone! The Ochil ultra is 50 miles from Stirling to Perth and starts at 7am on Saturday 28th September 2019. I … Continue reading

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Ochil Ultra Training Week 3

Week 3 of my training block for the Ochils Ultra went okay. I still feel as though my running is  harder work than I would like it to be but I do feel I’m getting stronger and faster but maybe … Continue reading

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Devil o’ the Highlands Race Report

Saturday 3rd August 2019 The first half of 2019 was all about the Dragon’s Back in May. Once that was done and dusted then I decided to enter three races in Scotland so I wasn’t travelling quite so far. I … Continue reading

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Summary of July 2019

July has been continuing to recover from the Dragon’s Back race but also trying to prepare for my next ultra on Saturday 3rd August 2019 - the 42 mile Devil o’ the Highlands. In July I ran 126.88 miles. Summary … Continue reading

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Guess My Time - Devil o’ the Highlands

My next ultra is one I have done twice before and helped as a marshal a number of times. The Devil o’ the Highlands ultra is 42 miles from Tyndrum to Fort William and starts at 6am on Saturday 3rd … Continue reading

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Summary of June 2019

June was very much a recovery month after the Dragon’s Back race. In total I ran 76.10 miles.

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