Brewdog Sportive July 2018

On Saturday, I took part in the Brewdog Sportive. In its first year, this event is organized by Let’s Go Velo and based at Brewdog’s brewery in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. The ride has 30 mile and 60 mile options. I’d opted for the 60 mile, challenge, option, although leading up to the event, it wasn’t clear … Read more

Club La Santa 2018

We’re just back from a couple of weeks at Club la Santa in Lanzarote. For those not familiar with it, Club La Santa is one of the premier sport resorts in Europe. Its location in Lanzarote makes it the ideal place for a spring training camp as the weather’s usually pretty good, and the temperature’s … Read more

Loch Ness Marathon

At start of year, my nephew, Ben, mentioned he was running Loch Ness marathon. I Decided to join him, as I’d always planned a marathon at some point, and this seemed the ideal opportunity. At the time, it seemed like a long way off, not until September. Coming up to the event, my training had … Read more

Huntly Triathlon

Last weekend, I competed in the Huntly Triathlon, another event in the MPH-sponsored Aberdeenshire Council Triathlon Series. It’s based at Gordon Schools & Huntly swimming pool, about 45 minutes’ drive from my home. I’d seeded myself with a slower swim time that at the Turriff race, with the hope of being in a lane with … Read more

Suie Classic

On Sunday, I took part in the Suie Classic, an 87km ride that’s part of the Great Inverurie Bike Ride (GIBR). The GIBR’s been on the go for a number of years, as a 25 mile ride – I’ve done it a number of times as part of a work team or with friends. Last … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 735xt

Back in January, I bought a Garmin Forerunner 735xt to replace my aging FR910xt. The 910xt is a bit bulky compared with the 735xt, and also only downloads using ANT+, which I’ve had a few problems with. I also wanted something to track my sleep and to use for 24hr monitoring. Garmin IQ was also … Read more

Turriff Triathlon 2017

The Turriff triathlon is a close as I’ve got to a local event. It’s about 6 or 7 miles from my house, based at the local sports centre I use for swimming. I’ve done the event a few times, the first being in 1997. There’s the choice of a Short (400m/20k/3k) or a Spring (760m/20k/5k) … Read more

Run Garioch 10k 2017

Not the performance I’d hoped for. I’ve completed this race a few times in the past, with a course best of 52:47, albeit on a slightly different route. The weather was nice on the day – sunny, but a bit cool – ideal running weather. The route starts at the Garioch Sports Centre, then passes … Read more

2016 Roundup

It’s been a bit quiet here recently, mainly as I didn’t race for all of 2016 – this wasn’t really intentional, just how things worked out. I was too late signing up for some races, and others were cancelled for this year. I’ve still biked and ran as much as ever, and probably swam the … Read more

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