Archive for the 'Scotland' Category

Scottish Duathlon Championships 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

It might be March, in Scotland …. but look at that sunshine! This is me finishing up the bike leg from Sunday’s Scottish Duathlong Champs held at the University Campus here in Stirling. It was a fun morning, and hey, it reached nearly 20C by the time we had finished!

Scottish Sprint Champs Lochore Meadows 2011

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

It’s been a while, but I’m back in the game! And I’m glad to say I’m loving it. Today (in case it wasn’t clear from the heading!) was the Scottish Sprint Championships at Lochore Meadows and my first race for 2011. Training had been ticking over nicely the last couple of months and at the […]

Photos with ImacImages in Edinburgh

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

On Thursday evening I spent a fun couple of hours by the beach at Cramond in Edinburgh with Iain from ImacImages. It’s been a while since I had some pictures taken and I take my hat off to Iain for managing to do such  a good job – and more than anything the bike pulled […]

New Sneaks. Final few Days.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

It’s always nice to have some new bits of gear, and since I started to race for the new team I’ve been sent exciting parcels from California on a regular basis. On that note I got a email from Ben over at K-Swiss a couple days back to let me know the new ‘team shoes’ are ready for action […]

The Long Run

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

I know this appears to be a recurring theme (my apologising for a lack of blog entries!) but here I am doing it again. I honestly can’t believe how quickly the past 3 weeks have flown by since heading down to Wimbleball, but flown by they certainly have. However, I have been getting back into a good […]

Back to the template

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I’ve had a few days of time off plus a few more days easing back into training and as such Wimbleball has drifted off into the distant past already. It was a fun w/e but I’m now all set with looking forward to the next race on the horizon – the UK Ironman – and that means all systems go with training. […]

Arran adventures

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Honestly – I promise, I am still here. Still alive, and still kicking. Excuses to hand, let me get them out of the way …. we moved house, the internet was up, then down, an now up again – for now  at least. But at the weekend Ali and I headed overseas – aboard the […]

Where has the week gone?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I’m not sure on this, but it seems only yesterday I was stressing about delay-edness in Florida. It wasn’t however, it was over a week ago. Time really does fly when you are having fun, although the cold tends to dull it oh so slightly … I did however have a wry smile on reading […]

the white stuff

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Maybe because I’m away soon – real soon in fact – our bike ride yesterday in the snow of Glentress seemed so much more enjoyable than it could’ve done. I mean it was pretty darn chilly up on the hillside out of the trees, the snow/ice on the trails was way past hard pact and […]

Aguilas day 5

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Another day, another ride. It’s been good so far; 5 days in and the riding total hovers at the 500k mark. The legs are feeling it however. – Must become more familiar with riding hard between now and Clearwater!! It’s been a flying 5 days or so – it seems like yesterday I was racing […]

Last ride at home ….

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

. . . . for a while at least. The sun was out (I even worked up a sweat), there was good company – Cat and Gav  – and the views were stunning enough to remind us that, when the weather is good – although I will admit another few degrees C wouldn’t have gon a […]

Scottish Champs, Gullane

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Windy? Yup. Hard work? For sure. Raining?? – Incredibly, no!!  The Scottish Olympic distance Champs in Gullane kicked off this morning and I headed along hoping for a start (I was on the waiting list). I like to race at home, and I haven’t done it for ages. Especially not in Gullane. In fact, I last […]

Holland Visit

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Gav and Will are in D.C, Dan is in Arkansas (i think?) and Conrad is in hospital in Richmond. Blair is back up North (and on the longest w/e in Scotland that means very little darkness which is really cool) in Inverness ready to hit the Highland Cross tomorrow morning. He’s been training regular enough and […]

Back page of The Herald by Doug Gillon

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The football season has finished and Wimbledon or the Ashes haven’t yet begun, so what is a sportsdesk to do? Why, donate a whole page to a minority sport! I was back page of Doug Gillon today, which is a great bit of publicity for me, and triathlon as a whole here in Scotland.

Stirling Triathlon 2009

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I had a fun day today – firstly racing, and then mostly helping out – at the Stirling Triathlon which included the Scottish Schools Championships. I like racing at home when I can, and the Stirling Triathlon Club have been very supportive of me so far, making it all the more worthwhile being able to give a little something […]

It’s a deep burn

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Perhaps rather unimaginatively I have attempted to cobble together two seperate (and quite frankly unrelated) topics in order to avoid having a post title along the lines of ‘Photo’s for Norwell – Part II’….

Photo’s for Norwell

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

After the early morning swim here in Stirling ( 21*100s on the 1.15/1.20 cycle broken) I wolfed the cereal, had a run up and around the uni, and somehow fitted in a visit to physiofocus before heading up the road to Aberdeen. The weather here at the moment really is superb, and I apologise (only a […]

Costa Del El Shire

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Dunnung Glen and Gleneagles loop. – 83k, 2hrs 45mins. It happens a lot less often than I would like, but every now and then I find myself saying “who needs warm weather training in far flung places all over the place when it can be like this in Stirling?”. Today (and the past few days) has been awesome…. I even […]

Never too old

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Blair turned 24 yesterday; and he had to light his own candles. You’re never too old for cake though – especially chocolate cake! However he wasn’t so impressed with the candles which wouldn’t go out though – like fireworks so they were….

I’m struggling slightly….

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

….to think of anything meaningful to blog about. However I will push on regardless and see where it goes.