Tag Archives: Loch Lomond

Training for a half ironman

The saying goes “write about what you know”, so, having completed a 20 week training programme for a middle distance (half Ironman) triathlon, I’m comfortable telling you about it. Before you roll your eyes, I promise it will not be a … Continue reading

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My first wild water swim

With just over six weeks to my half ironman race, the fear has started to set in. Not so much about the whole half-iron thing, more the swimming in the open water thing. Sure, I’ve been hitting the pool pretty hard the … Continue reading

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What did you get up to last night?

I was reading the blog of explorer and adventurer Alastair Humphreys and something he wrote caught my attention. It was something like this – most of us work 9am-5pm, so what are you doing with your 5pm-9am? How about using … Continue reading

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It’s a wonderful park life

I spent almost the whole of last weekend in parks. And even if the weather hadn’t been great, I would have still have done the same! I went on a quick run on Saturday morning on country roads to test … Continue reading

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Good boots and popcorn

I better say now, there’s some bad language in places in this post. Sometimes a well-placed expletive is what is called for. So. Still with me? Right, let’s get a fucking move on then… If the A82 is the red … Continue reading

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Pierced pride on the Beinn Narnain spearhead

The forecast for the West Highlands was for near freezing temperatures, rain and a 40% chance of  snow showers, with the likelihood of snow decreasing towards Loch Lomond. I had planned to bag Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime, so I … Continue reading

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