Category Archives: Race Reports

Lakeland 50

I wrote a very long, detailed and ultimately boring race report on the L50. I deleted it. Here is Version 2. I hurt my ankle. I didn’t think I would make the start line. I ran anyway, it hurt, it … Continue reading

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Caerketton hill race 2019

Quote from Carnethy page: ‘One of the UKs best Mountain runners, Andrew Douglas, set a new record of 17:36 easily winning the Caerketton Hill Race. Another record was also set as 114 finished the race – the largest field ever … Continue reading

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Cademuir Rollercoaster Peebles

There were five hardy souls for this race, another one threatened with thunder and lightening but we weren’t too worried with the clear blue sky and sunshine that was above us. This race is fairly small in field, short in … Continue reading

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North Berwick law race

Leaving Penicuik in torrential rain had us questioning our sanity in persuing this race. However when we got to North Berwick the black clouds stayed in the distance and we enjoyed a slippery but dry race. Sarah got third lady … Continue reading

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Devil o’ the Highlands Footrace – 3rd August 2019

  A 42 mile trail ultramarathon along the upper section of the West Highland Way from Tyndrum to Fort William, the Devil seems to have a very good rep amongst the ultra community and is possibly one of the best … Continue reading

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Girvan Half Marathon – 14 July 2019

I hadn’t really been doing any longer training runs, I can’t remember the last time I did a run over 8 or 9 miles, doing most of my longer sessions on two wheels rather than two feet. But with a … Continue reading

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St Cuthbert’s Way 45mile Ultra

This was a race of two halves – the hot, hilly and unbearable half then the stormy, made a pal but in pain half. I entered this Ultra as I hadn’t done one in a while and figured if I … Continue reading

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Seven hills of Edinburgh 2019

I love this race, with it’s chaotic vibe. I seem to manage to find a different route every year! We had great weather and it was fantastic to have Dave and Michael out taking pics and giving encouragement. Results: Challenge: … Continue reading

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West Highland Way Race 2019

95 miles, through four counties, with 14,000 feet of climb and a 35-hour cut off. It’s a lot to take in, and it’s only just settling in my mind three days later. So much preparation, training, and planning went into … Continue reading

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Eildons Hill Race 2019: In Sarah’s dust…….

While other members of the Harriers were performing remarkable feats of endurance, Sarah and I had a more “leisurely” time around the Melrose Eildons. 7.2kms and 480m of climb – short, but not so sweet – a tough fast little … Continue reading

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Corstorphine 5 Mile Road Race – 5 June 2019

A cool but thankfully dry evening saw a good collection of runners assemble for the latest CAAC 5 Mile road race. Despite being a Wednesday night and with a hill grand prix race also taking place at Red Moss Kips, … Continue reading

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Strathearn marathon 2019

About the route: ‘predominantly quiet B roads in Strathearn, starting and finishing at the Cultybraggan Camp just outside Comrie, with about 1500 feet of ascent. The route initially heads south west up Glen Artney before a turn back to the … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Marathon – Mark and Julian’s 2 day race

The Scottish Mountain Marathon has taken the place of the previous orienteering marathon run by LAMM (Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon). After looking into all the kit requirements for this race I was not going to take part, as you need … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Marathon (SMM) – 2019: Rob and Tim’s Story

After the sordid flu-induced disaster of 2018’s Mountain Marathon on Harris, I was determined to give Gregor a “good time” in 2019. However, after registering in January for the SMM, he came back to me a month later saying he … Continue reading

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Red moss kips 2019

Looking out my window at teatime I was regretting my decision to pre-enter the race this year. The rain was battering down and I was picturing myself as a drowed rat at the top of West Kip. As it turned … Continue reading

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