Ding Ding Highland Fling 2017 (Ultra Finish #26, Fling Finish #5)

I’ve already documented my issues with gluteal bursitis this year. You can read more about those at Highland Fling 2017,  The D33 2017 – Ultramarathon Finish #25 and Ischiogluteal Bursitis – Quite Literally A Pain In The Ass or, alternatively, the brief overview is as follows: 36 runs since 1st Jan, and only two of any length, a 20 mile run back in Jan … 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

Pre Fling Jitters & Drop Bags For Beginners

Hoka Highland Fling 2015

It’s a ‘twofer’ for my last pre Hoka Highland Fling post. First up, another expose on just how poorly ‘training’ has gone, followed by ‘Drop Bags For Beginners’, aka everything that I wish I had known back in 2010 when I first started preparing drop bags for ultra marathons, musings that were inspired by an awful photo of my drop … Read More

Training Specificity – Bennachie Hill Training


Following on from my shock PB at the D33 last weekend, the working title of my follow on post had been ‘Everybody Was Kung-Flu Fighting’, a clever (by my standards) play on the events of the week after the D33, starting with the first family visit to the cinema (Kung Fu Panda 3), and followed by battles against the flu. … Read More