GENGHIS KHAN MARATHON 2017 DONE

Some like it hot, but they would have been disappointed by the mountains of Mongolia which hosted the Genghis Khan Marathon in temperatures of minus 32 Celsius.  The task was to navigate through a frozen river network, before enjoying traditional Mongolian and Scottish festivities.  Nowhere can beat Mongolia for the sense of space, and remoteness,… Continue reading GENGHIS KHAN MARATHON 2017 DONE

MINUS FORTY IN MONGOLIA MARK 2

Very few places excite taxi drivers, but Mongolia seems to do that to everybody.  Pavel was chock full of questions, of a place that at this time of year is one of extreme beauty, temperatures and terrain.This time last year, I was running from the reputed birthplace of Genghis Khan to the modern day capital of… Continue reading MINUS FORTY IN MONGOLIA MARK 2

JUST PUT YOU MARATHON YOURSELF ON THE START LINE- THE LOCH RANNOCH

The finish line for a marathon is always one that requires considerable work to get there. I knew that reaching the finish at Loch Rannoch, having had the opportunity to run around the Loch in it’s full autumn glory would be extremely worthwhile, but I could not even think about the finish standing on the… Continue reading JUST PUT YOU MARATHON YOURSELF ON THE START LINE- THE LOCH RANNOCH

TOP 10 NUTRITION TIPS FOR MARATHON & ULTRAMARATHON

Running to from John O’Groats to the Sahara Desert last year, I was eating enough calories for a 700kg crocodile. I did a fair bit of reading about nutrition for runners. Here are some things I learned. Please feel free to add some tips/comments, and let me know if you disagree: 1) Eat loads of… Continue reading TOP 10 NUTRITION TIPS FOR MARATHON & ULTRAMARATHON

RUN YOUR FIRST 5K, 10K OR MARATHON – with Donnie Campbell

Donnie  was once 17 stone and by his own admission could barely run a 5k, but in 2008 he took up running to lose weight and improve his fitness.  Since then he’s lost 4 stone but won a load of races. He is now a top Running Coach and Personal Trainer. Donnie  shares 10 tips that… Continue reading RUN YOUR FIRST 5K, 10K OR MARATHON – with Donnie Campbell