running, Scotland, Scottish Hills, trail running

My first marathon! The Glencoe Marathon Gathering

I ran the Glencoe Marathon last Sunday! 26.2 miles. I only went and flipping did it! And enjoyed it - oh heck, what if I end up doing more of these mad things?! I finished in 6 hours 6 minutes. A solid 54 minutes faster than I thought I would be! Here's a wee run… Continue reading My first marathon! The Glencoe Marathon Gathering

running, Scotland, Scottish Hills, trail running

I’ve never done a marathon!

Having never run a marathon before, I decided that The Glencoe Marathon would be my first. Why? I simply didn't fancy running that distance on tarmac. There was no further thought process. If I was going to run that kind of distance, it would be on trail.  With 5 days to go, I'm starting to… Continue reading I’ve never done a marathon!

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The Glencoe Marathon Gathering

The Glencoe Marathon. My current mad challenge. Entering was a good idea at the time. I'll complete this 26.2mile race a week before my 26th birthday! hopefully... I've grown up knowing lots of amazing runners who do these big epic races (& bigger). My dad once ran the West Highland Way in 2 1/2 days,… Continue reading The Glencoe Marathon Gathering

Camping, Scotland, Travelling

My 5 favourite places on the NC500

At the start of June, Craig and I headed off to explore the North Coast 500. Following the coastline, the route heads north from Inverness to John O' Groats before heading west towards Dunress and looping back around by Unapool, Ullapool and Torridon. While the roads and many of the places to visit en route… Continue reading My 5 favourite places on the NC500

Scotland, Travelling

The Isle of Skye

Skye is an absolutely stunning island off the West coast of Scotland. It's the largest Isle of the Inner Hebrides, and despite being over 5 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh, it is still a hugely popular tourist hotspot. I've been to Skye quite a lot - almost once a year since I was 8 months… Continue reading The Isle of Skye

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Kit store: Alpkit Numo

I spent 40 nights in a tent over the course of last year. It's looking like it'll be even more this year. With so many nights sleeping on the ground, I'm rather glad I upgraded from my old foam mat! For the past year, I have been using the Alpkit Numo. I bought it before… Continue reading Kit store: Alpkit Numo

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2018

January seems to have flown in, with a solid four weeks having passed already. So far, I've managed to see my friends more (hurray!), I've been running twice (must try harder), and I've made several steps towards cutting down my use of plastics. With a busy start, I have a few more plans for the… Continue reading 2018

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New Zealand: The North Island 3 weeks

Our November was pretty amazing!  Craig and I spent the best part of three weeks touring New Zealand's north island. We did so many amazing things that it's really difficult to pull out just a few highlights, but I thought I'd give it a try. Auckland We spend a few days at the start and… Continue reading New Zealand: The North Island 3 weeks

Hiking, Mountain Leader, Scotland, Scottish Hills, Travelling

2017 ticked off the bucket list

2017 was quite an exciting year! Craig and I got engaged right at the start, and since then it's been pretty packed with big trips, adventures and just a few goals ticked off my bucket list. Here are just a few highlights: In March  I travelled to Geneva to complete my Explorer Belt with Robyn and Lewis.… Continue reading 2017 ticked off the bucket list

Camping, Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Leader, Scotland, Scottish Hills, Travelling

Making 2017 Another Adventure

New year new me? Nah, I prefer to set a few goals and plan a couple adventures when the new year rolls around. Last year was pretty action packed, so I'm massively looking forward to seeing what I can fit in this year. I've managed to meet my January challenge, so I just have to… Continue reading Making 2017 Another Adventure