The D33 2017 – Ultramarathon Finish #25

D33 - Running in Scotland

A painful weekend, but nonetheless, a weekend which saw me (somewhat unexpectedly) secure ultramarathon finish #25. You may have read my previous post, Ischiogluteal Bursitis – Quite Literally A Pain In The Ass, which outlined my predicament. If you haven’t, well, in a nutshell, it goes something like this: Back and shoulder pain leads to physiotherapy, which identifies a possible imbalance … 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

Ding Ding, Almost The Fling

Hoka Highland Fling 2015

Ding Ding, almost the Fling. Well, at least, it feels like it’s almost the Fling. And yet, it’s actually still approx. 1 month away. Probably just as well as far as I am concerned as ‘training’ hasn’t gone to plan since the D33, just for a change. In fact, I would go so far as to say that calling it … 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

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

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