Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby. That was the advice at least. Unfortunately, late in the evening, when I finally got around to attempting to address the malaise that had all but robbed me of my running mojo since my completion of the West Highland Way Race back in June, I forgot to engage my brain. The term ‘fidiot’ springs to mind, a … Read More

The West Highland Way Race 2016

West Highland Way Race 2016

I’m still trying to work out if it was better to approach the start of The West Highland Way Race knowing what lay ahead, but knowing also that I had overcome adversity back in 2012 to finish despite apocalyptic weather conditions, extreme diarrhea, and projectile vomiting, or if it was better to approach¬†the start line for the very first time, … Read More

Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush (& Other WHW Race Tips)

I’ve had this post, ‘Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush (& Other WHW Race Tips)’, knocking around unpublished for some time now and, given that this time next week I, along with approx. 200 others, will (hopefully) be a good¬†way into the 95 miles of The West Highland Way Race, I thought I had best get on and finish the post. I … Read More

Go Big Or Go Home

Go big or go home, or at least that was the plan! Faced with a less than satisfactory Hoka Highland Fling performance, and with West Highland Way Race training that hasn’t exactly gone to plan, I knew that something special was required, both in terms of actual, physical training, and in terms of a much needed psychological boost, with the … Read More

West Highland Way Race 2016 Support Team

The West Highland Way

Abandoning my ‘commitment’ not to run another ultra marathon, and with the pain and suffering of the Great Glen Ultra well and truly forgotten, I patiently awaited November 1st 2015, the opening date for the West Highland Way Race 2016 entry. I submitted my application alongside that of numerous other runners as soon as entry opened, a somewhat meaningless act … Read More

New Beginnings

It’s time, once again, for a new beginning, and this applies in equal measures to both my web site,, and to my running. has come a long way since that first post, ‘Montane Highland Fling, 30th April 2011‘, back in April of 2011, outlining my successful completion of the 2011 Montane Highland Fling. The post made reference, not … Read More