Author Archives: Ian F

About Ian F

Live in Colinton now, so not an attendee at training. Do most of my running from home - over Capelaw, Allermuir etc and occasionally along the Water of Leith Walkway to Balerno

Long way for a 10k

As part of Margaret’s training for the Vienna Marathon next month, she wanted a couple of 10k races and the Elgin / Milton Duff 10k was one of the chosen ones. It was a great day for a race, first … Continue reading

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KB 5 Miles 5 March 2016

It was nice to get back to this part of the city, we lived near KB for around 25 years and while I had never run this race before, I had run the route many times. Also nice to meeet … Continue reading

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Wot? No mud?

EDL at Broxburn and the ground was icy hard, mud was in short supply (only one very large puddle to negotiate). Some runners were wearing spikes to get a decent grip, when the snow started, I actually thought of crampons!. … Continue reading

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Capelaw – Once is Not Enough

6 December 2015, ran up Capelaw from home with Tim Doyle, Rab Walker as well as dogs Tally and Charly. So what? From my home in Colinton it’s only 3.7k and 300m of climbing, for me though, it was the … Continue reading

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ED Cross Country Alloa 21 Nov 2015

Penicuik Junior Band were playing at the Scottish Youth Championships in Perth on Saturday and I was needed as a minder. On the same day the East District Cross Country was in Alloa – and Alloa is on the way … Continue reading

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Odd Man Out

I thought that I might have to change my name in order to join the Harrier men at the Dunbar 10k: there was Michael Greens, Michael McComb, Michael Philp and me (cue for a song?). However, despite being challenged nominally, … Continue reading

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