Highland Fling 2017

Since 1st January, I’ve logged only 36 runs, with just two runs of any distance, a 20 mile run on 21st January and the 33 mile D33 Ultra on 11th March, a total mileage of 274 miles and an average mileage of 7.6 miles (or 6.44 miles if you remove the two exceptional 20 and 33 mile runs). Far from … Read More

Ischiogluteal Bursitis – Quite Literally A Pain In The Ass

The D33 Route

The D33 ultramarathon is tomorrow and training has not gone to plan. Not that this is much different to any other year. However, thanks to ischiogluteal bursitis 2017’s training has, quite literally, been a pain in the ass. Despite my best efforts to cope with the bursitis, and with the best will in the world, I am approaching this weekend’s … 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I’ve had this post, ‘Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush (& Other WHW Race Tips)’, knocking around unpublished for some time now and, given that this time next week I, along with approx. 200 others, will (hopefully) be a good¬†way into the 95 miles of The West Highland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

The D33 Ultra Marathon, 12th March 2016

D33 2016

Now That Was Unexpected! I was actually glad when 9am Saturday 12th March came around, when I could finally dispense with the self doubt, and just run the damn thing, the D33, first race of the 2016 Scottish Ultra Marathon Series, and the first of my five planned events for 2016. Having managed a few 18-20 mile runs since 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, www.pixelscotland.com, and to my running. www.pixelscotland.com 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