Ellipti-Oh!!

15. October 2017 cycle, outdoors, photos, travel, video 0
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 ...

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 ...

Just a simple spoonful

We all have incorrigible habits, yes even me. One of mine includes a spoon and my sweet tooth.   Maybe it started way back in my childhood. Every morning before I ventured out into the Scottish wind and hail, it was the summer. I was given a heaped tablespoon of malt extract to boost my ...

#thelondontri …..immediately after

22. July 2017 cycle, outdoors, photos, run, swim 0
LonDone! Phew, just finished and just a wee post before I fall asleep. 😆 Firstly thanks to the excellent marshalling & volunteer team 👍🏻 So I’m finished and faster than before but a time, not totally sure? There’s  some dispute about my swim time, sometime it’s there sometime it’s not 😂 More later once I’ve ...

#thelondontri …..still waiting 

22. July 2017 cycle, photos, run, swim 0
“Your safety is important…..” Thank you #thelondontri I feel the hugs. Thunder about and lighting? In order to keep us from auditioning as lightning rods, everything is on hold for 40 minutes. The rain has come and gone so I suspect a more cautious cycle today. Instead of dipping my toes in the water at ...

The London Triathlon (almost)

21. July 2017 outdoors, photos, run 0
By this time tomorrow I should have finished my third attempt at the sprint version, (swim 750m, cycle 20km, run – crawl? 5km), of the London Triathlon. I’ve navigated the streets of London on my hired road bike, a very spiffy bike it is too and I’m now back at the hotel. Just before I ...

Fire, Fabio & Footsteps

16. July 2017 outdoors, photos 0
Today it did not rain, I’ll write that again. It did not rain. It seems as though we’ve had the biblical 40 days and the grass was long and lustrous. All that was missing were the cows and we had pastures that Anchor, Kerrygold and Lurpak would pay handsomely for. So into gardening gear and ...

The Apricot Army

A “rest” day today had me dodging the Ultra-Violet rays as the 1km out & 300m to go marshal at the Edinburgh parkrun, on Cramond foreshore. The sun made an appearance as did many parkrun tourists who had made the trip north to Scotland’s capital for the Edinburgh half & full marathon events tomorrow. As ...