Author Archives: Jan Dawson

St Cuthberts Way 100k

100k… Two and a half marathons. 10 x 10k. 20 x 5k. However you break it down, 100k is a LONG WAY. Not being satisfied with running a 50k, a 33 mile race and two marathons in 12 months, my … Continue reading

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Inaugural Stirling Marathon 2017 – a view from the front by an old timer!

When I finished the Boston marathon, I wasn’t sure how I felt about doing another one so soon afterwards. I was more mentally unready than physically unready, as I had recovered pretty well from Boston thanks to a thorough sports … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon 2017

Before I joined the Harriers, I didn’t know what a “BQ” was (a Boston-qualifying marathon time), or anything about Boston marathon at all really. It was only after finishing Loch Ness marathon in 2015 that Vicky mentioned I might have … Continue reading

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Glen Ogle 33 – 5 November 2016

I guess running ultras is a bit like getting tattoos. Once you’ve survived the pain of your first one, you can’t wait to do it all over again! So it was that I found myself at the start line of … Continue reading

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The Two Breweries Hill Race – 24 September 2016

The Two Breweries is an 18-mile race between Traquair House (which has a brewery) and Broughton Brewery across some epic Borders countryside, including about 5000ft of climbing. It has a mix of forest trail, heathery hillsides, boggy track and grassy, … Continue reading

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Edinburgh to North Berwick Road Race – 7 May 2016

Bit of a last minute decision to do this one, but it had always been on my list as it’s another long distance effort (20 miles) through my lovely home county. But maybe too long after the 50k two weeks … Continue reading

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John Muir Way Ultra Marathon 2016

“I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.” – Mike Fanelli Saturday 23rd April saw the inaugural John … Continue reading

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Loch Ness Marathon 2015

To say I was excited about running this marathon would have been an understatement. It was my Christmas present from Mark so had been a long time in the planning. I’ve only ever run one marathon before and that was … Continue reading

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Dunbar ‘Doon Hill’ 10-mile race, 5 Oct 2013

Silly me. Thought the ‘Doon Hill’ in the title was just Scots for down hill. Turns out Doon Hill is actually a 6th century homestead, 5 miles up hill, and the mid-way marker for this scenic race which loops round … Continue reading

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Vertiginous views and veritable feasts at the Forth Road Bridge 10k

It’s all about the cake at the Forth Road Bridge 10k – well, at least it has been for Mark and I since we began running this race 5 years ago. As fairly novice runners back then the course was … Continue reading

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Traprain Law Hill Race 2013

I’ve been meaning to run Traprain for many years. I grew up in East Linton, and to my shame have never even climbed it – though I’ve walked that river path to Hailes Castle more times than I’d liked to … Continue reading

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