Valencia – City of Running! (& Hugo)

24. March 2018 image, outdoors, photos, run, travel 0
Hello, the Valencia 1/2M is later this afternoon. Instead of my usual parkrun journey this morning, it’s a catch up on yesterday’s pre-breakfast amble. I had two aims yesterday, the first being to check out the starting point for tomorrow’s (today’s) race and secondly to ease my body into a state of fluidity as I ...

The snow is leaving

The snow is leaving but like an entertainer, who craves the applause of the audience it made one last comeback. The temperature is rising but snow still clings to the earth, receding like the hairline of someone who needs to shave and go bald. The last patches of snow reminds me of combover hairs. Fine ...

Barking parkrun 2/12/17

02. January 2018 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
There are so many untold stories from my running trips of 2017. These sit in the draft file and I really need to post these before I forget.This is one from the “parkrun tourism file” from the 2nd of December and my trip to Barking on the eastern edge of Greater London. I was staying ...

Troon parkrun 30/12/17 no 131 venue 46

31. December 2017 outdoors, parkrun, run, travel, video 0
Another Saturday when Mr and Mrs Jack Frost and their children Snowy, Icy and Dicey played with parkrun venues. Most of the events in east central Scotland had been cancelled due to the underfoot conditions, so I decided on a bit of further flung tourism that took me to Troon.  It’s a place famous perhaps ...

Scottish Men’s 10km, Edinburgh, 5/11/17

05. November 2017 outdoors, photos, run, video 0
A blue, clear sky greeted the 1,500 runners of all ages, shapes and sizes who had decided to evolve, take charge of their destiny and decide to get off the sofa to assemble at the Lawnmarket at the base of Edinburgh Castle. We were there for the start of the 2017 Edinburgh variant of the ...

Ellipti-Oh!!

15. October 2017 cycle, outdoors, photos, travel, video 1
I’m in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, a lovely place, a city I’ve been to a few times. I’ve ran and walked around a fair bit of it and today I tried another mode of transport. An Elliptigo!     I first tried this machine about five years ago and I was hooked, it was ...

Scottish 10km – Musselburgh

24. September 2017 outdoors, photos, run, video 0
Up with the larks this morning to venture across to Musselburgh in East Lothian and the 10km road race held as part of the Scottish festival of running events. The conditions were dry and mild with the heavy-looking clouds thankfully deciding to hold onto the wet stuff for the duration of the morning. The nerves ...

Hissing Down in Haga 19/8/17

23. September 2017 outdoors, parkrun, video 0
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to go on a trip to Stockholm in Sweden to participate in the 36th Midnattsloppet 10km road run along with another 39, 999 folks. The race, however was in the late evening and before that we had the morning… and what does one do on a Saturday morning? ...

Rising Sun parkrun #43

16. September 2017 outdoors, parkrun, photos, travel, video 0
This morning’s parkrun adventure took me to my 43rd venue, my first in the North East parkrun region of England, a part of the parkrun world that has a bucket load of event’s in a relatively small geographical patch, especially when compared to my home patch of Scotland. Population density I suppose. So up – ...

Winter Is Coming

09. September 2017 outdoors, photos 0
You might have read the title with images of “the Wall”, “Walkers” and John Snow spouting the words in his best Northern accent. Nothing to do with “Game of Thrones” more the seasonal reality that winter is coming and firewood will be needed for the stove to keep our toes and Boris’ claws warm, this ...