Photo shows thousands of runners on Old Military Road ready to begin the marathon

Debbie’s Loch Ness Marathon Race Report – 23/-9/2018

The Loch Ness marathon was a bit of an afterthought on my race calendar. After struggling the last few miles at the Stirling Marathon, I wondered if my Edinburgh Ultra run in October might be a bit ambitious. One way to know for sure was to sign up for a long-distance event a short while …

Photo shows Loch Ness in summer
Marathon Special Feature

Getting to the Start Line: Experiences of a First Time Marathon Runner

Never has a race so completely dominated my life for months as this one did. I’d done two 10ks, a couple of 10 milers, and plenty of 5ks, but at the time I signed up for Loch Ness Marathon, on 11th June, I’d not even run a half marathon as I’d had to withdraw from …

Half Marathon

Auchterarder Half Marathon – Sunday 9th September 2018 – by David Wilson

I entered the Auchterarder Half Marathon for no other reasons that I saw it online when I was bored and “Hey, a race!”, so I clicked submit. I knew nothing of this race other than it was the first event last year; well I was in and basically forgot all about it. Training since my …


Crombie 10k Race Report Wednesday 18th July 2018 – by Debbie Thain

My participation in the Crombie 10K was certainly not planned. My legs were still stiff from the Dundee Half DRAM when the Crombie 10K happened across my newsfeed, but I’m always game for a good local race so I thought I’d investigate it further, only to discover that the event was taking place the very …

Celebrating with the family dog.
Half Marathon

Debbie’s Half DRAM – Sunday 15th July – by Debbie Thain

The Dundee Half DRAM and I have something of a history. It was my very first half marathon back when I was getting started in the longer distances in 2014. At the time it seemed arduous and never ending, the looming three-hour time limit the only thing propelling me forward. I bring up my first …


Forfar Guide Dogs 5k fun run. I only went and won it – by Stuart McConnachie

I only went and won it. I’ve never placed in a run before. When I do a parkrun there always seems to be some really rapid folks ahead of me. This was a great experience. I could talk about the relatively small field and the fact it was listed as a fun run rather than …