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Green Gothenburg

Green Gothenburg

When I tell people about our visit to Scandinavia, I describe Gothenburg as one of the surprise highlights of the trip. It’s very green, a good, manageable size, lots to do, chilled out, clean, healthy. Everything you expect a Swedish… View Post

A day in Malmö

A day in Malmö

We had just one night and really an afternoon and a morning in Malmö, so we tried to squeeze as much of this small Swedish city in as we could. Malmö is quite a small city and our train journey,… View Post

Vegan in Scandinavia

Vegan in Scandinavia

I had a lot of recommendations from friends and family before we left for our honeymoon about places to eat when we were on holiday. In the past, some of my fondest memories about traveling to new places were about… View Post

Cliveden Cross Country 10k

Cliveden Cross Country 10k

A huge thanks to Steph who shares her incredible race story from last weekends cross country – Cliveden House is infamous, for my parents it’s the Profumo Affair, for my friends it’s for the seemingly infinite steps. In the middle… View Post

Christmas Day in Tivoli Gardens

Christmas Day in Tivoli Gardens

Our second day in Copenhagen was Christmas Day! After a morning run around the trails of Christianshavn and along to see the Opera House, we had a late breakfast at the hotel before wrapping up warm for an afternoon at… View Post

Christmas in Copenhagen

Christmas in Copenhagen

After getting married in September after almost six years together, we finally spent Christmas together and flew off on our honeymoon on Christmas Eve morning. Nige and I have always spent Christmas with our own families in different countries, Scotland… View Post

New York Marathon Eats and Treats

New York Marathon Eats and Treats

So, you’ve got a place at New York Marathon? Heading to NYC over the festive period? Steph has it all for you – What’s the first thing I planned? The food! Eat The Sutton Inn Perfect for a special post… View Post

Post-ultra recovery week

Post-ultra recovery week

After a heavy weekend in the Peak District I went on full recovery mode last week and tried my best to look after myself. I scheduled in lots of rest, yoga, good food and easy runs later on in the… View Post

Vegan lentil and cashew loaf

Vegan lentil and cashew loaf

One of the standout dishes on our vegetarian wedding reception menu was Val’s lentil and cashew loaf.  It went down a treat with our guests before an evening of ceilidh dancing! The following week, Mum made one very similar using this… View Post

Scottish Long Coastal Relays

Scottish Long Coastal Relays

A few weeks back, on Friday at midnight my team mate set off running in the dark from Kincardine. He was one of 12 teams, teams of 6 solo runners, running 116.5 miles in total along the Fife Coastal Path.… View Post

Newlywed running!

Newlywed running!

Running became a strong theme throughout our wedding – it made appearances in our ceremony, speeches, table plan and even footwear – so it only felt right to honour that, do what we love to do and run together as… View Post

Bittersweet Berlin

Bittersweet Berlin

Thoughts from Stephanie’s Berlin and a memorable quote from Matt Haig’s ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ ‘An unattained goal causes pain, but actually achieving it brings only a brief satisfaction’ As expected, with true German efficiency, Berlin Marathon was expertly organised… View Post

Beinn Resipol Hill Race

Beinn Resipol Hill Race

The Scottish Hill Runners (SHR) have organised a championship since 1983, providing a test of all-round hill running ability. A series of 6 races it requires runners to complete at least one race in each category – short, medium and… View Post

Hill rep variations

Hill rep variations

As well as sprints, another session that I try to do weekly and I’ve written into my new training plan is hill reps. I think this session is a love/hate relationship for many – it’s tough going at the time… View Post