Category Archives: Training

Wild Swimming …. Scottish Borders Styleeeee !

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    Wild swimming, now WHY the fuck would anyone want to do that ?? …..  Well Wild swimming is aces, that is why !   It takes you to cool places and gives you the adventure to keep you sane…. but … 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

Sidemount – The Trim Awakens

Posted by Mark Lyons in diving, Fun, Motoviation, Training | 5 Comments

  Mark, Steve and James ….. Sidemount divers ! 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 … Continue reading

Running the Hawick Circular

Posted by Mark Lyons in hill racing, Motoviation, mountain running, Training | Leave a comment

. . 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 … Continue reading

The Celtman 2013

Posted by Mark Lyons in Events, Mojo, Motoviation, mountain running, Race Update, Training | 3 Comments

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

Running the Borders Abbey Way ….

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.   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

Cold Black …………

Posted by Mark Lyons in Fun, Marathon des Sables, Mojo, Motoviation, Review, Training, Ultrathon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

. 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

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

Posted by Mark Lyons in Events, Fun, himalaya, Marathon, Motoviation, Training, Ultrathon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

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

Home on the range ……….

Posted by Mark Lyons in Motoviation, Training, Ultrathon | 6 Comments

. 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

Movember 10k and the Incline Accelerators ……..

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. Running maybe simple but it definitely is not easy , whether you run 5km or 100km it’s all about you and what’s inside you , never judge yourself on another runners ability ,if you are giving everything you have … Continue reading