Category Archives: Training

Wild swimming !! whats not to like :D

I LOVE A BIT OF WILD SWIMMING !!   post to follow asap 🙂 My faves … Pics from the Megget Pics from the Talla , joined by the lads , deeks and Bongo .. great day Pics from the … 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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Sidemount – The Trim Awakens

  my research led me here …  “Sidemount is a scuba diving equipment configuration which has diving cylinders mounted alongside the diver, below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver” …….    I … 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 … Continue reading

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Running the 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 weeks prior … Continue reading

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Cold Black …………

. Cold Black …… by Under Armour I was recently contacted by Under Armour during a Blog outreach program where they chose  unassociated athletes suitably qualified  ( I use the term “athlete” loosely 🙂 ) to test and independability review their products … 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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Home on the range ……….

. Home on the range ………. After nearly 8 weeks away including a Himalayan mountain race and almost 2 weeks in Cyprus followed by several weekends in London I finally had a free weekend to enjoy the Scottish Borders and its beauty, and I … Continue reading

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