8, 9 or 10 Under the Ben

Ewan, Gregor, Cieran and I had lots of pints, some nachos and venison burgers, then a wee bit of sleep and a full cooked breakfast and did an endurance mountain bike race. 10 Under the Ben. Except we didn't do 10, we stopped a tad early because we'd already ridden the circuit a few times... Continue Reading →

Strathpuffer 2017

The Strathpuffer…….a year on from 24 hours of mud induced leg pain here we stood again, a dithering group of men in their most uncomfortable environment, the supermarket. Staying in group formation we advanced around the isles cramming not so sporty, sports food into our trolley. Things like cheese and sausages. Fortunately emerging from that... Continue Reading →

Slioch Horseshoe Hill Race 2016

Slioch towers above the south east end of Loch Maree in Wester Ross, just north of the village of Kinlochewe. The Slioch Horseshoe hill race is one of the 10 Scottish long classic hill races and is run annually in May.

Stuc a’ Chroin 5000 Hill Race

A wee bit of patter on my first Scottish hill race of the season, with the second (Slioch) now looming on the horizon. I 'borrowed' the main photo of the hill from Google as the race photos have yet to be released, it was a lot snowier on the day: The Stuc a’ Chroin 5000... Continue Reading →

Sunshine, clouds and meal deals

Scotland has been good to us over the past few weeks. As she begins to shake off her winter cloak we've been treated to a couple of weekends of good snow and hill conditions. The first set of photos below are from a weekend spent on bikes and foot in the Cairngorms. In the preceding days... Continue Reading →

The Strathpuffer 2016

A full moon lit the A9 as I headed north through Stirling, Perthshire and the Cairngorms, illuminating the remnants of last weeks snow and casting an atmospheric glow on shrouds of fog which clung to the mountain sides. Despite the moon and stars adorning a cloudless sky, it was raining. This is a defining feature... Continue Reading →

Tinto Hill Race 2015

Tinto hill is an attractive wee peak located just off the M74 motorway in south Scotland, close to the village of Biggar. Being one of the last races in the Scottish hill running calendar and in close proximity to Edinburgh it usually attracts crowds of hundreds. The registration centres for Scottish hill races are often... Continue Reading →

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