Category Archives: Ultrathon

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 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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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 have … 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 much … Continue reading

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39 miles and a bit ………………..

39 miles and a bit ……………….. 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 out all the stops and go for a … Continue reading

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In the land of Epics ………….

In the Land of epics ……………..  “DNF’s and DNS’s are all part of  living in the land of epics ”  …. a quote from a friend and fellow outdoor adventurer, I will allow him to remain nameless but he certainly knows about … Continue reading

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