My name's Daisy Bee, and I have funny feet. Now don't get me wrong, I'm no Cyndi Lauper; a fair few of my favourite people do too. What it means when it comes to running, is that I've been through quite a few pairs of shoes in my quest to find the ones that are right… Continue reading The Kid v Adult price gap: The Great Shoe Rip-Off?
Run date: Saturday 13 August 2016 Set-off time: 10.59am Pace: 9.53 mins/mile Distance: 7.1 miles Total run time: 1 hour, 10 mins, 17 secs Terrain/landscape: Pavement, gravel, grit and grass Weather conditions: Misty! The sort that collects on your face and gradually leaves you drenched in a thick slick of sweat and, well, mist. The route: My well-worn track, and my legs felt so… Continue reading “Rio’s that way love…” 13.08.2016
Run date: Wednesday 10 August 2016 Set-off time: 8.20am Pace: 10.16 mins/mile Distance: 5.33 miles Total run time: 54 mins, 44 secs Terrain/landscape: Pavement, road, an elevation of 237 foot, then flat round the bay Weather conditions: Perfect; a veritable mill pond. The route: After conquering all 2,866 feet of Goatfell at decent speed, with the T-shirt to prove it -… Continue reading Lamlash leg: 10.08.2016
How's this for an oxymoron: Harry and I are on a summer Scotland expedition! You heard me right. We've split it between Edinburgh and the bonnie Isle of Arran. Translation: we have between us half a pair of trousers and two shoes still dry. Intepretation: We are currently sheltering in 'PHT', one of our locals,… Continue reading What to do when it rains in Scotland? (Ahhhhhhhhh Barry Manilow)
Run date: Friday 5 August 2016 Set-off time: 9.56am Pace: 9.52 mins/mile Distance: 5.85 miles Total run time: 57 mins, 46 secs Terrain/landscape: Pavement, parkland, road, flat then UP, flat then UP Weather conditions: Warm/cool, drizzling The route: An almost 6 miles of erratic routing, running small loops in many different directions, realising taking wrong direction, Google Mapping to Arthur's Seat (pictured)… Continue reading Legging it round Edinburgh! 05.08.2016
On a roof of skid-resistant treacle, the sun's hot beams out, to heat a weary stomach. I am a bad poet at best, I know. But how often do we grab time to create a whimsical sentence or few, like that scrap? Not often. That's unless you get lucky, and out on the canal. Out… Continue reading Out on the Canal
Run date: Thursday 28 July 2016 Set-off time: Around 10.30am Pace: 9.4 mins/mile Distance: 5.4 miles Total run time: 51 mins, 15 secs Terrain/landscape: A largely undefined towpath, like a flat trail run Weather conditions: The coolest of the week, cloudy, rain/sun/wind-free The route: Straight up the towpath, then a 2.5 mile walk back for… Continue reading Moonshadow, Moonshadow: 28.07.16