Volunteering at Cape Wrath Ultra 2023

The Cape Wrath Ultra is an epic 250 mile, 8 day stage race organised by Ourea Events that follows the Cape Wrath Trail Starting from Fort William right up the West Coast of Scotland to finish at the lighthouse on mainland Scotland’s most North-westerly point – Cape Wrath! This year there were roughly 180 competitorsContinue reading “Volunteering at Cape Wrath Ultra 2023”

Not the OMM: Two days by the Spey

The weekend just gone we were meant to be running The Original Mountain Marathon in Langdale, but with apocalyptic rain and high winds in the week leading up to the event, the organisers took the sensible decision to cancel. We got notice of the cancellation on Thursday, and with the Friday already booked off work,Continue reading “Not the OMM: Two days by the Spey”

Planning a 100 mile walk for 2 adults and 4 kids

So back at the start of the year Julie had the idea of a family summer holiday walking the Kintyre Way, wild camping along the way. It was one of those ideas that was more of a dream but then she mentioned it to Iain and it became a reality! Iain was super excited andContinue reading “Planning a 100 mile walk for 2 adults and 4 kids”

Wild camping and walking in the Cairngorms: Glen Callater and Lochnagar

This has taken some planning, the main challenge being how to pack so that 2 adults can carry most of what is needed for 6 people to camp overnight and enjoy a day in the hills!  Iain and Julie carried most of what was needed (tent, sleeping bags, stove and gas, food etc) and theContinue reading “Wild camping and walking in the Cairngorms: Glen Callater and Lochnagar”

Blair Castle Trail Weekender 2021

We’re just back from an awesome weekend of running and outdoor family time 😁 The running may have been separate but there were plenty of Miles Together supporting and cheering on the runners over the weekend at the Blair Castle Trail Weekender. This was a new event for this year and as it’s pretty muchContinue reading “Blair Castle Trail Weekender 2021”

Northumberland Ultra: Pre-race prep

Our first race of the year (and my first race in 2 years) is this Saturday. Postponed from February I finally get to run the 36 mile Northumberland Ultra with Iain 😍 And I am a little nervous…I am as prepared as I can be and know I can run the distance – the bigContinue reading “Northumberland Ultra: Pre-race prep”