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

Club La Santa Spring Triathlon Camp with Joe Beer and Dan Bullock

We’re just back from the Club La Santa training camp in Lanzarote Thursday We arrived mid-afternoon, flying in from Glasgow. Weather hot compared with 1 or 2 deg back in Glasgow. Unfortunately, when putting my bike together, I managed to break the K-Edge SRM Magnet, so no power for the camp – tip for next time, … Read more

Bike Packing

After last year’s incident with the baggage handlers, I decided to take some extra precautions when packing my bike this year. Firstly, I got some pipe lagging to protect the tubes of the frame – it’s available in a number of sizes and should fit most bikes – I got mine off eBay for about … Read more

Fraserburgh Half-Marathon

Yesterday, I ran the Fraserburgh Half-Marathon. This was my first road half since 2007 – I’d originally wanted to do the Crathes half, but, as usual, I waited too long to enter and it was full. My primary aim was to break the 2 hour barrier, or at least to be close to my last … Read more

Fare Challenge Half-Marathon

On Sunday, I ran my first half-marathon for nine years, the Fare Challenge. The event is an off-road race, held on the Hill of Fair at Raemoir, near Banchory, in Aberdeenshire. It was also the first time I’d raced off-road. There were 5k, 10k and half-marathon distance events on at the same time, all of … Read more

Baker-Hughes 10k

Yesterday saw the running of the Baker-Hughes 10k in Aberdeen. I’ve completed this event many times in the past, but for this year I had high hopes of a fast time. Back in March, I’d finished the Garioch 10k in 52:xx, my. fastest 10k for quite a while. Given that the Inverurie-based event is run … Read more

Garioch 10k 2015

Today was the tenth running on the Garioch 10k. I’ve taken part in a couple of the previous events, my last one being in 2013. The race is based in Inverurie, about 15 miles from my house. The weather wasn’t great for today’s race, but it was better than two years ago, when the course … Read more

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