• I am a member of Penicuik Harriers
  • Notable races
    • The Pancharevo Trail Marathon: 05:02 in 2018 was very tough, with 1600m climb and rather too sunny, but the best of the scenery was fantastic. I was first M50 - but no trophy! - and 2/49 M40. Unfortunately the cumulative effect of training for and running three trail marathons in six months triggered a kneee injury from which I have not yet recovered.
    • The Glentress Marathon: 04:31 in 2018 was quite attractive and tough, but brought me a second trophy in four months as first M50.
    • The Tweed Valley Ultra (50km): 04:37 in 2017 was mainly dull and tough but brought me my first trophy (for coming second) in 39 years of running, and I was first M50.
    • The Edinburgh Marathon: 03:30 in 2017 was dull, tough but satisfying.
    • The Scottish Island Peaks Race (300km of sailing and 100km on roads, trails and mountains on Mull, Jura and Arran) as part of team "Vaila"
      • In 2011 the wind and choppy seas meant that the sailing legs were fast and not conducive to recovery from the hill legs: we finished in 43 hours.
      • In 2012 there was too little wind and the sea was generally calm so there was plenty of time to rest: we (only just) finished in 68 hours.
    • The Pentland Skyline which I've completed four times and hate.
    • The Carnethy '5' which I've done eight times and learned to love!
    • The Lake District Mountain Trial which I ran in 2007. It was a great course but hard work.
    • The High Peak Marathon which I failed to complete (in 2007) because I had a train to catch. It was a interesting experience, but maybe not one to be repeated!
    • The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Race which I ran in 2006 and loved.
    • The Two Breweries which I ran in 2004 and loved.
  • The Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon
    • 3rd on Novice in 1999 with Agnès Guyon
    • DNF on B in 2000 with Iain Davidson
    • 3rd on B in 2001 with Jo Scott
    • 8th on B (1st Mixed) in 2007 with Kirsten Ramsey
    • 17th on B in 2008 with Philip Morant
    • 9th on B in 2009 with Rob Wilson
    • 12th on Score in 2010 with Pete Huzan
    • 6th on B in 2014 with Jeff Roberts
    • My knee injury prevented me from competing in the last ever LAMM in 2018, but I went anyway and had two fine days in the hills of Harris.
Toiling up
Carnethy in the 2007 Pentland Skyline
Toiling up Carnethy in the 2007 Pentland Skyline
On the 2018 Pancharevo Trail Marathon
On the 2018 Pancharevo Trail Marathon