Equalling the buggy PB at Portobello

The highlight of 2017 so far has probably been our trip along the M8 to Portobello parkrun on 7th January. Our plan was to do some of the parkrun’s we haven’t been to yet this year, so it made sense to start with a fairly new event to the parkrun map, this was run 88.  Portobello…

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…

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…

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…