Category Archives: Events

Climbing the Forth Road Bridge …..

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

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Chill Swim 2016

  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 … Continue reading

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The Celtman 2013

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

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Penchrise Pen Hill race …

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

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Running, walking and hobbling in Chamonix…… TDS UTMB

“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

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

… 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

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

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

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

. 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

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James Messer , a Borders Legend !!

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

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39 miles and a bit ………………..

39 miles and a bit ……………….. With Rhalou arriving Thursday night for the weekend, my need for a last 100+ mile training week and the fact I am only 2 weeks away from my Himalayan 100 race , I decided to pull … Continue reading

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