Category: Running


When is a 10k not a 10k ..?

  … when it’s only 8.1k apparently. Confused ? Participants in this weekend’s Aviemore 10k race were very initially elated that they’d all beaten their personal bests by a big margin – me included – until they realised that the route they’d run had actually just been 8.1km.  Then everyone was very confused.  Apparently, there was no race marshal at a key left hand turn shortly … Read More When is a 10k not a 10k ..?

14 for 2014 #12 – Compete in the Applecross Duathlon

I’d long wanted to go to Applecross in North West Scotland and needed a good excuse to visit.  So when I came across the Applecross Duathlon when researching adventure races it was an easy decision to include it as one of my ’14 for 2014′. This post is in three parts.  Anyone who’s ever been to Applecross will tell you about the infamous road over the … Read More 14 for 2014 #12 – Compete in the Applecross Duathlon


Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon 2013

Once again I took part in the Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon yesterday in near-perfect conditions, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.  The event includes canoeing 3km around Loch Morlich in Canadian canoes, mountain biking 25km on forest trails and quiet roads and a 5km trail run around Loch Morlich.  Competitors take part in teams of two.  With my niece unable to take part owing … Read More Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon 2013