Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10k

Posted by & filed under Personal, May 27 2012.

Yesterday I ran in the 10k race in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. This was the first organised run I’d taken part in since the Edinburgh Marathon in 2009 (see my previous blog posting ‘Edinburgh Marathon‘). In 2007, I ran in the 10k race in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow (see my blog posting ‘Great… Read more »

ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid

Posted by & filed under Mountains & hills, Personal, September 17 2011.

Last weekend I went on a 2-day first aid course. The course was run by First Aid Academy and was based at the Bonaly Outdoor Centre in Edinburgh. After the 2 days of the course I gained the ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid.

My 200th Munro summit – but who’s counting…

Posted by & filed under Mountains & hills, Personal, August 4 2011.

I don’t like to think of myself as a Munro-bagger (see my previous blog postings, ‘I’m not a Munro-bagger, honest‘ and ‘Munro nonsense‘), but I do keep a diary of all the hills I climb, so inevitably I also have a record of how many Munro summits I’ve got to the top of.

Light aircraft flight over Ayrshire

Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Personal, April 22 2011.

Last month I went for a short one-hour flight over Ayrshire. Lesley had bought me a voucher for my birthday last year for a one hour flight experience offered by Sportflight Scotland, who operate from Strathaven airfield in Ayrshire, which has a small grass runway. I was very lucky with the weather, as the scheduled… Read more »

Edinburgh Marathon

Posted by & filed under Personal, June 1 2009.

Yesterday I ran the Edinburgh Marathon, you can see the results here. One of the good things about these results is that they give split timings at the 10k and half-marathon distances as well as the full marathon. My split timings pretty much tell the story of my race: 58 mins 16 sec for the… Read more »

I am two

Posted by & filed under Personal, February 19 2009.

My blog is exactly two years old today, and I’ve written a lot of stuff in that time, most of it very boring. I use this blog to keep a record of things I’m doing, to try and get my thoughts about a particular topic in some sort of logical order, or jotting down work-related… Read more »

BASP first aid course

Posted by & filed under Mountains & hills, Personal, December 16 2008.

I spent last week attending a two-day first aid course at Lochore Meadows in Fife. It was a BASP (British Association of Ski Patrollers) course, but it was of quite a general nature and most of the course syllabus was applicable to everyday situations.

Mountain Leader training course

Posted by & filed under Mountains & hills, Personal, September 30 2008.

I spent last week at Glenmore Lodge, near Aviemore on a Mountain Leader training course. This training course was the first part of the process of gaining the Mountain Leader Award qualification.

Great Scottish Run (2)

Posted by & filed under Personal, September 8 2008.

Last year, I ran in the Great Scottish Run 10k race in Glasgow (see the previous blog posting ‘Great Scottish Run)’ and yesterday I ran in the Great Scottish Run again, this time doing the half-marathon (which was not surprisingly more difficult). My time was about 2 hours 7 minutes – incredible to think that… Read more »

Kinder Scout

Posted by & filed under Mountains & hills, Personal, September 18 2007.

I spent last weekend in Witney in Oxfordshire at Lesley’s sister’s wedding, and on the journey back to Scotland we stopped off to go for an excellent curry in Manchester’s famous ‘Curry Mile‘. We also went to the Peak District and went for a walk on Kinder Scout. This hill was the site of the… Read more »