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Doncaster Trail Half Marathon 2016

Doncaster... funny place to go and run a trail half marathon you're probably thinking... bit odd I agree, but I have a good friend who lives just down the road from this race and when she posted a link to it on Facebook and proposed to her sister that they do the 2 man relay team option I may* have invited myself to stay for the weekend to do the half marathon.

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Cape Wrath Ultra 2016

Back in 2010 not long after I started running ultra-marathons I attended an evening talk at Run and Become about the Marathon des Sables (MdS) – the famous 6-day desert race held in southern Morocco. The idea of participating in a multi-stage race in a remote environment appealed to my sense of adventure and desire to test my endurance. However the high cost, and the fact that it gets sold-out years in advance were just two of many things that put me off entering the MdS.

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May the Forth Fun Run 2016

Having finally decided to stop using “I don’t have the right shoes” as an excuse not to go running off road I invested my birthday money in a pair of Brooks Cadence trail shoes. With marathon training in full swing I didn’t get chance to test them out straight away other than a few minutes on the treadmill at the gym to check the fit was OK. The May the Forth Fun Run organised by the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) and The Friends of Kinneil seemed like an ideal place to test them out properly and with free entry there was little to lose. Hence, I found myself on a Wednesday evening standing in a windy field wearing thermals which I hoped would be back in winter storage by now.

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