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Simonside Cairns Hill Race 2019

I have run this race a few times now and as it is the last mid-distance hill race (17.7kms, 460m) of the year it is a good race to keep one’s fitness on point for Feel the Burns in January. … Continue reading

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Wooler Marathon, 16 November 2019

Mark persuaded me to run this race, spurred on by a notification in September from Trail Outlaws that there were only 30 places left for the full marathon, and that the half marathon (running the next day) had sold out. … Continue reading

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Tweed valley ultra 17 November 2019

Route details: https://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/tweed-valley-ultra Route Stats: 65k:Ascent: 1574m/5164 50k:Ascent: 1145m/3757 I have done a couple of other High terrain events and they are always well organised with great support. They often also provide a collapsible reusable cup which I think is … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon

My fifth visit to Chicago – my first as a Marathoner! Chicago was marathon number 3 for me this year and number 6 over the last two years that I’ve been doing this.  Last year around this time I was … Continue reading

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Tinto Hill Race

This was one of my first hill races from back in 2013, so I was looking forward to doing it again six years on. We met up at the Penicuik Centre at 12:00 to see how many cars we’d need. … Continue reading

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Jedburgh 3 Peaks, Saturday 26th October 2019

2 relay teams and 8 solo runners took on this year’s Jedburgh 3 Peaks ultra and relay. Conditions were brilliant weather-wise, if a little muddy underfoot! As ever, the race was full of well-kent faces, both runners and marshals alike. … Continue reading

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Pentland skyline 2019

Another super skyline. So much support from our wonderful club members. Rob Wilson summed it up perfectly: Can I just say, on behalf of all who ran today, thanks for the amazing support. Epic…. especially as you were mostly in … Continue reading

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Tweed valley tunnel run 20K

I had been wanting to try this race as it looked a bit qwerky and different. The route was very scenic along by the Tweed then up into the hills behind Peebles. The second half was hillier than I expected … Continue reading

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Two Breweries hill race 2019

Although the weather looked threatening on the drive over we were blessed with clear skies and good visibility. The going under foot was rather boggy though. Julianne had to pull out through injury unfortunately. We all enjoyed some soup and … Continue reading

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Ben Resipole Hill Race – 2019

Resipole is a good 4 hours drive (+ ferry) away from Penicuik and therefore is not a race that one would often consider. However, as I had fieldwork on Rannoch moor the day before I saw an opportunity to run … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis race 2019

It was a hot day and the views were spectacular. The heat did make for difficult conditions and unfortunately Chris had his first ever DNF. He was there at the finish though and we all enjoyed a cooling Prosecco together. … Continue reading

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UTMB CCC race 2019

Ever since running the longer ultras I’ve been keen to use the ITRA points for a UTMB race. I’ve done a few that are 4 points each, and to enter the UTMB Mont Blanc CCC race you needed 8 points … Continue reading

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Baddinsgill round 2019

It was a very hot and sticky day for the race. Despite this the route was boggy as ever. I went in knee deep at one point! It was lovely to see Chris Downey on the last hill. 🙂 15 … Continue reading

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Lomonds of fife 2019

Distance 16 km Climb 750 m Despite how nice the weather looks in the pictures we had some pretty testing conditions. It was raining when we arrived at Strathmiglo and Juliane and I sheltered in the car for as long … Continue reading

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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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