Category Archives: mountain running

The indomitable Paul Giblin …. Ultrarunner extraordinaire

I met Paul Giblin years ago,way before he was the running monster he is today. A modest, friendly and warm character that I liked instantly .. , we stayed friends and I’ve watched him grow into one of the UKs … Continue reading

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Running the Waverley line …..

Now I’m definitely no trainspotter but for a long time I have had an interest in the Waverley line. The one time rail link from Carlisle to Edinburgh was decommissioned in 1969 at the hands of DR Richard Beeching and his cut throat … Continue reading

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Running the Hawick Circular

. .I was first introduced to this route by my friend and fellow outdoor sportsman Kenny Short , who in one of his first ventures into long distance hill-racing had used it in his training for the famous Lairig-Ghru race. … 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 and … Continue reading

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Running the Borders Abbey Way ….

Borders Abbey WAy …. The last half of 2012 has seen me suffer badly from tendonitis deep within my knee and my fitness was waning  as quickly as my tummy was swelling 😉 but all is not lost as finally during the 6 … 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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