I was injured in my last post, and I am still injured, maybe even more so now! What I thought was a normal sprain turned out to be a 3rd degree sprain (torn ligament) so returning to running after just over 2 weeks rest was insufficient and I may have done more damage than originally. … Continue reading A knock in confidence
Race review from 42 mile Devil o' the Highlands
I do not enter that many races, partly because I have moved around lot the past 2 years so I rarely planned far ahead. Also because I tend not to enter races to be competitive, and for a lot of races, well that is the point. I find races are, however, a good way to … Continue reading Race Director, The Tyndrum 24
From our own gardens to the remote highland mountains, from city parks and forest schools to the coasts, and beyond to the islands, Scotland’s nature is that of a national pride and international wonder. The Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) aims to further conserve, facilitate enjoyment and advise on sustainable management of Scotland’s nature and land. … Continue reading Connecting People and Nature
I have given a full blow-by-blow race report on John Kynaston’s final podcast; you can find it here. I completed the 96mile race in 33hrs and 5mins. I am under no assumptions, my finishing was part of a team effort. Without my crew, Neil Scott, Kristin and Jason Main, Susan Barley and my husband Max … Continue reading West Highland Way Race 2018
I had not intended to enter the 2018 Fling, with the West Highland Way race in the same year. Back in 2016 it took me 6 weeks to recover enough to even want to run again. I was scared I could not recover in time for the WHWrace, just 8 weeks later. Neil my Chief Crewman, … Continue reading Highland Fling 2018 Race Reflections
Summary of my training for the West Highland way Race - 96miles on 23-24th June.
Summary of my mini-advnetures through December and January. Open water swimming, highlands run, interviews, LDWA & parkrun.
Last weekend could not feel further away. The contrast between sitting in my parent's garden with a cup of tea vs. nearly 9 hours of mountain running in the Scottish Highlands navigating bog, rivers and knife-edge ridges. The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace is part of the Migu Skyrunner World Series and one of the … Continue reading ‘More sky, less cloud’
Back in Glasgow and the past 3 days have been devoted to the taper, race preparation and recovering from our final Scotland adventure (camper-vanning around Skye). Here we will go over the race preparation we have undergone for the Fling. Bare in mind this is our fist ultramarathon so we are not sure what will … Continue reading Ding Ding! The Highland Fling!