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Dunoon Ultra Marathon 2016

Back in March 2016 I was sitting alone in the Real Food café in Tyndrum sipping a coffee and stuffing myself with an enormous slice of cake when a bloke sitting alone at the table next to me asked if I had run far today. I explained that I just completed about 30 miles of the West Highland Way as a training run.

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Dunoon Ultra Relay 2016

Remember to enjoy the view from the radio mast” the race organiser said at the start, echoing the written instruction from the event information. I’m puffing and wheezing like Ivor the Engine after a bad dose of anthracite, but there’s the mast at last, rearing high above Loch Eck and damn, they were right… the view is stunning

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2 Ultramarathons in 2 Weeks!

Those of you who know me won’t be surprised that I completed the Speyside Way Ultra on the 20th August, then Tiree Ultramarathon 2 weeks later, on the 4th September. On paper, they should both be pretty similar, but that wasn’t my experience of them. Can I pick a favourite?

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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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