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Hoka Review - ish

OK so note really a review at all, rather a an admittance to ineptitude. As we mentioned last week, we planned to head along and lend our support as the competitors headed through at Inversnaid and we were 'taking a punt on our maths' for arrival times to catch some of the early action. On the plus side, [...]

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Quick Profile - Hoka Highland Fling

The Hoka Highland Fling is this weekend (30th April), and for the uninitiated its the 11th running of the 53 mile ultra event starting in Milngavie and winding its way via the West Highland Way to Tyndrum.Given we followed the event last year, and with thoughts of the crowd support in London fresh in our minds, we'd use [...]

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London - Final Reckoning

So lets start where we absolutely should do - charity and the NSPCC. Massive thanks to them through-out, whether it be the emails for encouragement in the lead up, on the day and supporters on the streets cheering us on or after with the notes of thanks. They have been brilliant - an excellent cause [...]

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London Update - Taping and Tapering

So what are the scores on the doors? Well we are in the final week now in the lead up to the London Marathon and we are tapering....jeas are we tapering, and enjoying it. The harder yards and long runs are finished and we have done as much as we can do.....correction we have done what [...]

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FYA Routes

Part of what we are trying to do at FYA is keep you up to date on some of the things we are up to and how we are getting on with our own training and events. Through 2016 and beyond we are planning to include some of the routes that we are running, cycling and [...]

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Quick Profile - London Marathon

The London Marathon was founded by John Disley (Welsh athlete and Olympian) and Chris Brasher (he of pacemaking for Rodger Bannister's 4 minute mile and Sweatshop fame) after taking part in the New York Marathon 1979. A little under 18 months later the first London Marathon was run on the 29th March 1981.To date there [...]

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Getting geared up for London

I have taken a number of cracks at writing this blog, none of which hit the right note. A little bit of ‘training to date’ here, a bit of ‘plan on timings’ there, here a twinge, there a tweak…..figure its all nonsense.Bottom line, running in the London Marathon on the 24th of April come hail [...]

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Ötillö

So as we sit and look at the sorts of things we want take a crack, swimrun keeps on coming up – not too sure the swimming (or for that matter the running) is up to it, but as one of the fast growing endurance sports out there, it needs some consideration. Ötillö (meaning ‘Island [...]

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Thinker my @rse – training update

OK so I admit the title of the blog, the picture and logic behind it will need a little explaining – the short version, it’s bloody tenuous (yet again – making a habit of this). The long version struggling to make excuses and spending too long thinking about ways to make the excuses!We are now [...]

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Quick Profile – Devil o’ the Highlands

A couple of weeks ago we posted a ‘quick profile’ on Casey Morgan, here on in we plan to have it as a regular feature. We will try to keep it fresh and different: one week it might be a runner profile, the next it maybe an event, the week after potentially something entirely off [...]

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