Author Archives: Tentsmuir

About Tentsmuir

Tentsmuir is a 50 something ex-marathon/ slow-ultrarunner/ sort of mountainbiker with Asthma and Diabetes. He is often to be found going round in circles in the Tentsmuir Forest trying to make sense of the contradictions in history, Buddhist philosophy and Scottish malt whisky. Also to be found stravaiging in the Scottish mountains, in deep jungles or lurking on Twitter @Tentsmuir

The Night Runners and the Moon Shorter days and longer nights – this is the time of year that means that some people ease off on their running and excuses abound about the dark, the cold and the weather. I … Continue reading

Link | Posted on | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet Wayne! – Running With A Superhero

Originally posted on – Love – Live – Run –:
Who? From September 2015, Wayne Russell will be running, unsupported, around the British mainland coast. Starting from London, the run will take him clockwise around Britain for over 5000 miles,…

Posted in Running | Leave a comment

Running v Cycling – The Blood Glucose Experiment

Originally posted on Tentsmuir:
My interest in understanding fuelling for diabetic endurance runners is something that has been troubling me since I finished the Bamburgh Coastal Trail Ultra Marathon last October. I seriously underestimated the fuelling levels required on that…

Posted in Running | Leave a comment

Is that not what it’s all about?

  There is history and heritage in this image; a lot of running miles sitting around that fire. Hundreds of ultras, marathons, and trail miles covered – let alone the training runs. But that is not what tonight was about. … Continue reading

Posted in asthma, diabetes, EIA, exercise induced asthma, marathon, run, Running, ultramarathon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

But here’s the thing …..

Last year, 2015,  was a mixed bag. Having seriously injured myself running and cycling within three months of each other (knee in April, shoulder in July) I had three full months of recovery which included my arm being in a … Continue reading

Posted in asthma, cycling, diabetes, EIA, marathon, Running | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What is it about Loch Ness?

So there you go! My first ever bike race was completed on 27 April 2015. I ask “what is it about Loch Ness?”, because the scene of my first ever running race over any distance was the Loch Ness Marathon … Continue reading

Posted in cycling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bollocks!

The BAD News: Due to a knee injury on 25 March I have had to pull out of the Hoka Highland Fling and will be out of running for the next couple of months! This is a knock on from … Continue reading

Posted in ACL, ACL injury, asthma, cycling, diabetes, EIA, etape, Etape Loch Ness, exercise induced asthma, Hoka Highland Fling, marathon, run, Running, ultramarathon | Leave a comment