RUNNING LONDON TO PARIS. THE RYDER CUP RUN. DONE!

What a fantastic week!  Paul Dunstan and I took on a challenge to run over a marathon a day, and play a game of golf each day, while running London to Paris, arriving at Le National- the venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup. We accumulated 333km, and approximately 380,000 steps each, ate about 35000 calories… Continue reading RUNNING LONDON TO PARIS. THE RYDER CUP RUN. DONE!

HOME NATIONS 100KM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

There are many reasons we run. It might be to keep fit, it might be to get the happy hormones going, and in addition I often use running to go somewhere new and for the buzz of competition. The Anglo-Celtic Plate/ Home Nations 100km Championships 2015 was the chance to pull on a Scotland vest,… Continue reading HOME NATIONS 100KM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

RUNNING THE ANDES TO AMAZON IN A DAY – LEAVE TODAY

So I am off to the airport, for the next major adventure. The vistas do not get more varied than this in 24 hours- the high crevasse riddled Andes, followed by extremely undulating terrain before hitting the Amazon basin. Below is the press release from Brand Nation. The expedition can be followed on www.docandrewmurray.com, on… Continue reading RUNNING THE ANDES TO AMAZON IN A DAY – LEAVE TODAY

HOW TO DESTROY YOUR LEGS – RACING THE HOME NATIONS ULTRA CHAMPS

Between writing the title for this blog and getting started with the article itself I have already had to take a break due to my hamstrings seizing up with cramp. I have had more cramps today than during any other event that I have ever done. Hopping up and down in the middle of a… Continue reading HOW TO DESTROY YOUR LEGS – RACING THE HOME NATIONS ULTRA CHAMPS

STUNNING LOCH KATRINE

Is there anything runner’s would rather do than run a stunning course in glorious weather? For all of us lucky enough to enjoy the Loch Katrine Running Festival this was exactly what was served up. Runners could choose between a scenic and undulating 10km, a half marathon, or the full marathon on a day that… Continue reading STUNNING LOCH KATRINE

A RACE WIN- COASTAL TRAIL SERIES NORTHUMBERLAND ULTRA

The decision on whether to race or not when carrying injuries is always a tough one. For me it usually comes down to factors that include 1)    Is the race somewhere beautiful. That I want to run 2)    Is the race important 3)    Am I going to make the injury worse by running and 4)   … Continue reading A RACE WIN- COASTAL TRAIL SERIES NORTHUMBERLAND ULTRA

RACING NEXT WEEK! AND WHAT'S AHEAD

In 2012, I fancied trying out the extremes of temperature. This included running in the chilly North Pole, the Antarctic Ice Marathon, the searing heat of Outer Mongolia in their summer, as well as doing 7 ultra marathons on the 7 continents in under a week. I guess it was a form of extreme sightseeing.… Continue reading RACING NEXT WEEK! AND WHAT'S AHEAD

TERRIBLE ADMIN ON MY PART DENIES ME SCOTTISH 50-KM TITLE!

31st March, 2013 saw the 100-km and 50-km races at Perth, which were the Scottish Athletics Championships, with the 100-km race also being the 100-Km Home Nations Championships. My usual preference is to concentrate on expeditions, and races in parts of the world that I have always wanted to see, but this year I am… Continue reading TERRIBLE ADMIN ON MY PART DENIES ME SCOTTISH 50-KM TITLE!