Kit List For Highland Fling

This is the list of kit I used for completing the 53 mile Highland Fling. I also wore a RatRace baselayer compression top underneath a Nike DriFit t-shirt. This will be the last time I wear Hoka Rapa Nui as I found they don’t have enough space in the toe area to prevent blisters of…

My Nutrition for 53mile Highland Fling

This was my nutrition plan for the 53mile Highland Fling Ultramarathon that I completed on 29th April 2017. You can see the race report and video on this blog. Friday 28th April: Breakfast Herbalife Formula 1 Sport Meal Replacement Shake ‘Fuel Your 10k’ Chocolate porridge Snack Sandwich Thin and Egg. Lunch Lentil Soup Chicken Breast,…

2017 Highland Fling Race 53 Mile Ultramarathon

On Saturday 29th April at 5am, approximately 700 runners gathered at Milngavie railway station to the North of Glasgow ready to start the 2017 Highland Fling Ultramarathon.  53 miles of the West Highland Way to Tyndrum. Of this number, roughly half were first time ‘flingers’.  The remainder were 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 12th timers!…

So you’re thinking of taking up running?

Why? I mean, if you haven’t done much running before what has driven you to the point of considering to don a pair of trainers? I know why I did it.  I needed to lose weight.  But actually the underlying reason was I needed to build self-esteem and part of that was to lose weight….