Tag Archives: cycling

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

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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

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D33 Ultramarathon and little bit more

So, for the first time since June 2014, I found myself in a running event. I suppose it also came as a surprise that this was my first race over any distance since turning 50 last July (though I was … Continue reading

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A 53 mile Ultramarathon / 66 mile Cycle Sportive Double

Dear Friends On April 25th I will be running the Hoka Highland Fling Ultramarathon (53miles/85km). About 10 hours later in the early hours of the 26th I will be on my bike attempting the Etape Loch Ness Bike race (66 … Continue reading

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Blog Silence, Injury and the Long Road to Redemption

It has been almost a year since I posted on this blog. Part of the reason for that has been the sheer amount of work I’ve had on (self-inflicted book writing mostly – dry academic stuff), but predominantly due to … Continue reading

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Running v Cycling – The Blood Glucose Experiment

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 run, and though I … Continue reading

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The Longest Day Run 24hr 100km Challenge

How do you train for a 24 hour running challenge when you’ve never run one before? And especially when that run is taking place at numerous venues across Britain, with each runner selecting their own route? The simplest thing I … Continue reading

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