Category Archives: Events

Ride to the sun ………….

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“Make Ride to the Sun your next cycling challenge. 100 miles through the night on lovely quiet roads from England across the border to Scotland. Follow in the footsteps of the Roman legions who trudged the long road from Luguvalium (Carlisle) to … Continue reading

Getting high on the Forth Road Bridge …..

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Tam was ringing my phone,  maybe he had another bag of 20 oz sirloin steaks ?  I better answer I thought ! 😀 😀 …..   Hey Mark fancy climbing to the top of the Forth Road bridge he says … Continue reading

Chill Swim 2016

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Chill Swim 2016 ….. “Long distance open water swimming isn’t just about swimming around buoys in a loop– it’s about the journey.  Travelling the length of a lake from one end to the other, swimming across a channel, or completing … Continue reading

The Celtman 2013

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The Celtman 2013  . I was pleasantly surprised when my good friend Kenny Short asked me to support him in the Celtman , an Iron distance extreme triathlon and part of the Xtreme race series which now includes the Norseman … Continue reading

Penchrise Pen Hill race …

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Penchrise Pen Hill race … Description……….. 23rd of September 2012Parking and registration at Stobs disused camp site (GR500094), 4 miles south of Hawick on B6399 (turn off at war memorial near Woodfoot Bridge).Race takes place on farmland with livestock, so … Continue reading

Running, walking and hobbling in Chamonix…… TDS UTMB

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“After reading this I shook my head and laughed at my own antics , so I think for the benefit of readers new to this blog Id better explain a little , I have a degenerative shoulder injury sustained while … Continue reading

Its now upon me !! ……. The Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie !

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… The Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie ….. the TDS race of the UTMB mountain running Event. “Wilder and more technical than the UTMB® and the CCC® it is a race in exposed country along the ‘Grande Randonnée’ paths … Continue reading

The Art O’Neil Ultra-race……what a way to spend a weekend.

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Art O’Neill was an Irish bandit who was arrested and held at Dublin castle, later escaping at midnight one cold January night back in 1592, his Ultra race follows the 35 mile escape route that he used , it runs through … Continue reading

Himalayan 100 , running on the roof of the World..

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. My Himalayan 100 race was out of this world ,  a roller-coaster of emotion from start to finish , its been a long time since I have had so many good things going on in my life , so … Continue reading

James Messer , a Borders Legend !!

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James Messer , a Borders Legend !!  yes , quite often he would sleep standing up … Many years ago as a fledgling Ice climber I was lucky enough to get a chance to climb with James Messer. He was … Continue reading