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First long run of 2012 on the West Highland Way

I’m doing my first long run on the West Highland Way on Saturday.  The weather isn’t meant to be too nice (maybe rain, 6-7’C), however I plan to run the first bit on my own from Rowardennan, then I’m going to … Continue reading

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Top 10 ways to Improve Your Trail Running

This weekend will see my first trail run on the West Highland Way this year, in preparation for the 53 mile Highland Fling Ultramarathon in April.  I’ve mentioned before that I’ve found trail running to be very different to road … Continue reading

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Top 10 ways to have a safe trail run

Part of proper running form on any type of terrain includes taking quick, compact and light strides.  This component of running mechanics is especially crucial when train running.  Stay light on your feet and try for a stride rate of … Continue reading

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Wk40 – 24.5M Glasgow to Milngavie and back

As I was lacing up my Saucony running trainers this morning, I thought to myself – ‘my trainers are so nice and clean.’ – I think I thought to soon. Saturday morning, 8am I was lacing up my nice shining … Continue reading

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Thinking about running an ultramarathon?

Thinking about doing an ultra marathon? 8 weeks ago I decided I was going to enter an ultramarathon. I did think it might be a tall order, but after having completed the training for the marathon in April and completing … Continue reading

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Wk23 – Part 2: Cambuslang out 8 miles and back

After the run in the morning with Jackie, I got in my car and drove to Cambuslang anyway. Doubts were already in my head. 26 miles on a route I don’t know. My leg is sore, maybe I should just … Continue reading

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Wk22 – 11.75M Gleniffer Braes with Cris

Wow! That was some run!  Thursday night and I’d arranged to run with the speed demon that is Cris (from work).  He knew a good challenging route up Gleniffer Braes up Paisley way and he wanted to show me the … Continue reading

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