My first marathon! The Glencoe Marathon Gathering

I ran the Glencoe Marathon last Sunday! 26.2 miles. I only went and flipping did it! And enjoyed it – oh heck, what if I end up doing more of these mad things?! I finished in 6 hours 6 minutes. A solid 54 minutes faster than I thought I would be! Here’s a wee runContinue reading “My first marathon! The Glencoe Marathon Gathering”

I’ve never done a marathon!

Having never run a marathon before, I decided that The Glencoe Marathon would be my first. Why? I simply didn’t fancy running that distance on tarmac. There was no further thought process. If I was going to run that kind of distance, it would be on trail.  With 5 days to go, I’m starting toContinue reading “I’ve never done a marathon!”

Try: Wild camping in Scotland

Wild camping in Scotland. For some people, the idea alone might be the stuff of nightmares. Wind, rain and midgies – I can see why you might be hesitant. But done well and in friendly conditions, wild camping can give you the time to explore more remote and wild place. Sometimes you even get viewsContinue reading “Try: Wild camping in Scotland”

Making 2017 Another Adventure

New year new me? Nah, I prefer to set a few goals and plan a couple adventures when the new year rolls around. Last year was pretty action packed, so I’m massively looking forward to seeing what I can fit in this year. I’ve managed to meet my January challenge, so I just have toContinue reading “Making 2017 Another Adventure”

Try: Winter walking in Scotland

Several hours of high wind and spindrift ensured that my first day of winter walking was giving me a good taster of what Scotland in February could whip up. I was quickly learning that the freezing conditions would make my buff around my mouth solid if I wasn’t careful of condensation, and that it wasContinue reading “Try: Winter walking in Scotland”