Migo Mile for June

Migo Mile for June

A Good Sunday Morning It is fantastic to be back. Back putting races on, and back with Migo Mile. Having hosted the Virtual Migo Mile during the lockdown years, this is our first time hosting the “in-person” Migo Mile as Acorn Trails (previous editions were hosted by The Run Bible) Back to basics, and trying to get the event back into people’s thoughts and calendars, we had just 20 runners sign up for this free […]

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Mull of Galloway Trail events – Race Report

Mull of Galloway Trail events – Race Report

Scotland’s most southerly running race, the Mull of Galloway Trail Marathon was a certainty to cause us some logistics headaches. Taking over an event last organised by the Rotary Club of Stranraer in 2018, we hoped to bring a more runner focused approach to the event, and build on the good work Rotary had put into the Trail and the event. Recce’ing the route and understanding the needs of our participants involved several lovely weekends […]

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The Trails of Wrath

The Trails of Wrath

There’s a few things I learnt on Cape Wrath Trail. Over 5 days and 4 nights of solo adventure running, I got as far as the Glencoul bothy –  335km, less than 60 km short from the finish. 1. There is no trail on Cape Wrath! It’s more of a navigational/orienteering challenge. What trail there is, it’s under a bog, water, covered in bracken, heather or eroded away to a very thin slit of a […]

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A Lakeland 100 story – “Smile When It Hurts”/”Smile When You Puke”

A Lakeland 100 story – “Smile When It Hurts”/”Smile When You Puke”

Lakeland 100 – no lumpy soup please 🙈 Lakeland 100 is a 105 miles (168km) trail loop up, down and around the Lake District roughly accumulating over 20000ft (6300m) elevation change. I can tell you now there aren’t many flat bits in the Lakes. This was my first proper running race since November 2019 and I only realised how big the race is couple of days before the race start. I saw there were 660 […]

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Ultra Saki
Flung out by fuelling woes

Flung out by fuelling woes

Ultra running is a weird sport. My thought while packing my emergency bag of Doritos in my running vest the night before my run on West Highland Way. I was attempting to (unofficially) break the women’s record held by Lucy Colquhoun, 17 hours 16 minutes. Japan plan I have been training for an FKT attempt of multiple-days ultra running in Japan. Optimistically thinking the pandemic would be over by April 2021 and I could visit […]

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A long way…A virtual John Muir Way

A long way…A virtual John Muir Way

A long challenge. A full month long. One hundred and thirty miles long. Two hundred and fifteen kilometres long. The length of the John Muir Way long. That was our virtual challenge for April. How to make it a challenge? For some, this distance was not and is not too much of a challenge. For others it was within their grasp. The perfect monthly target. A way to push themselves just a little further than […]

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April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Updates Challenge 21 We’re now entering our 4th month of this year long challenge. Runners have set themselves a variety of goals. With month 3 updates submitted we’ve picked a name from the hat, and Andy Brighouse is the lucky winner of a Runderbox. Don’t forget to submit your monthly progress to [email protected] to be in with a chance to win. Doesn’t matter if you are on target or not – get those progress reports […]

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Paulius 3
(Not)running with Paulius

(Not)running with Paulius

Romy is (not) running with Paulius When Paulius Peciura, originally from Lithuania but Glaswegian since 2012, finished his 15 mile run on 28th February 2021, his girlfriend surprised him with some treats, a “Whale Done” mug, and a “365 days running streak” medal. He looks well chuffed that he has managed to keep running every day for the past year, clocking an impressive 3,821 miles (6,149km). I feel slightly guilty because I nearly broke his […]

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Staying strong in 2021

Staying strong in 2021

Staying strong in 2021 January is a good time for setting goals and a plan for the year ahead – be it entering an event or creating your own adventure. Alongside specific goals in terms of speed or distance, you might want to think about adding some resolutions about weekly mileage, making an effort to run with a friend or family, doing more yoga and stretching – and of course, some strength & conditioning to […]

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Sketching, Running and Raising Money for Shelter

Sketching, Running and Raising Money for Shelter

Sketching, Running and Raising Money for Shelter I took part in my first Marcothon in 2020. I’ve run for over 10 years now, but spent a large part of the last two years with a string of foot injuries. I had stopped running completely when lockdown struck, but being cooped up with my husband and three sons sent me running out the door again. Since a podiatrist recommended HOKAs in July I’ve been running the […]

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