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When Isla met Santa 2016

Things have been really busy recently and training continues to go well following the parkrun PB with good runs at Renfrewshire XC Champs and a very muddy West District XC Champs but having a slight break from detailed reports. 2017 has a lot of potential, looking forward to seeing where I can take things.  Why…

Victoria parkrun sans buggy 

With Isla staying overnight at her aunties we had a rare peaceful evening and woke up just before 8am for what is now considered a very long lie in.  Enough time to wake up and get ready for a visit to Victoria parkrun, one I have done 16 times now and were I was pretty…

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Greenock parkrun PB #sub20

So I left off on the last update with a slight injury starting to impact training and racing. It’s something I’ve had a few times so I knew how to get better and hopefully work through without reducing training too much.  I had a fairly uninspiring run at Linwood two weeks ago in just over…

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Pacing the Great Scottish Run 10k 2016

When Gordon Gallacher asked to me to join his pacing team for the Great Scottish Run 10k I was delighted to accept but did feel slightly concerned about the time being 45 mins. My recently acquired PB is only 41:14 so I didn’t have a lot of time to play with so to speak.  Doing…

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George Cummings Relays 2016

I like a soft introduction to relay season and the George Cummings Road Relays we host as a club is the perfect 2.7 mile course which almost replicates the 4K cross country races but with a more forgiving terrain of the roads. Still undulating in places though so pacing can be key. As team manager/organiser…

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Having fun at Linwood parkrun #11

It’s hard to believe Linwood parkrun has been going 11 weeks now and last Saturday saw our 9th visit to the quickly established event. Runners from 67 clubs across the country have already paid a visit to Linwood in those 11 weeks and they average 116 runners per week. This number is working really but there…