Orkney Backyard Ultra 2023

Orkney Backyard Ultra was my third big race of the year and I had deliberately taken it easy since Ultra Scotland 100 four weeks before. This felt quite strange and left me nervous that I wasn’t doing enough, but was definitely the correct approach for me as my final two runs felt great and IContinue reading “Orkney Backyard Ultra 2023”

Ochil Ultra 50 Miler 2022

The Ochil Ultra is our local ultra, with the route literally passing our front door. Iain and I thought we weren’t going to be able to take part this year with Iain having Glasgow to Edinburgh at the start of October and with my parents planning to stay. However plans changed and my parents weren’tContinue reading “Ochil Ultra 50 Miler 2022”

Loch Ness 24 2022

An inaugural event and my first ever 24hr looped race! The course was a 7km loop on the banks of Loch Ness just outside the small village of Dores and incorporated approx 300ft of elevation per loop, forest paths (with a lot of tree roots), a pebble beach and some fields. The organisers advertised itContinue reading “Loch Ness 24 2022”

Kendal Mint Co. NRG Gels and Other Products

I stumbled across the Kendal Mint Company energy gels by chance when looking for an alternative to the Science in Sport gels that Iain uses. I wanted to try something different as I was often getting stomach cramps on longer runs when using the SIS gels. I had previously really liked the flavour of theContinue reading “Kendal Mint Co. NRG Gels and Other Products”