Author Archives: Mark Dawson

Devil O’ the Highlands Footrace 2017

I was surprised to get in as there’s just 300 places for this very popular ultra. Jan also got a place, so we quickly booked our accommodation at Strathfillan Wigwams as they are just 3 miles from the start. It’s … Continue reading

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Snowdonia Marathon race report

It’s a hard marathon to get into as it goes on sale at midnight on Hogmanay and sells out really fast, within 12 hours this year. It was voted the most beautiful marathon at some point and it prides itself … Continue reading

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Edinburgh to North Berwick Road Race

I thought this would be a great training run for the Edinburgh Marathon as many people had mentioned. I’d just done the London Marathon six days earlier though, so I was making sure to run it as a training run … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2015

It was a long time coming after eight knock backs from the ballot, but I thankfully got a place through the club this year! I think with this in mind I was much more worried about getting injured, but managed … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Marathon 12 October 2014

The Yorkshire Marathon took place for the first time last year. I’d heard it was a great race and sold out within five hours, so booked the pre-sale website option when I got a link about it. Many people had … Continue reading

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Newcastle Great North Run 2014

Jan and I drove down to Newcastle which took about two and a half hours. We stayed at the Cairn Hotel which was quite good and only about a twenty minute walk to the start line. We had a great … Continue reading

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Devil’s Beef Tub

It was a very wet morning when Jan, myself and a fellow runner from Edinburgh Uni, Ross, started our drive down to Moffat for the race. We were very pleased it cleared up for the run on the 50 minute … Continue reading

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