Welcome to the Acorn Trails’ blogs. A selection of writings from runners about running! Sounds just perfect eh? Jim the Dog regales tails of trails; Auntie Anne writes to her running niece; Romy is Running with a range of active folk; and then there is Acorn’s Alex Supertramp wittering on….
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A former road runner, Romy has developed a passion for the hills. Romy likes getting to know other runners. Hearing their stories, talking about PBs, races, and why they love to run.
Latest in the blog from Running with Romy:
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 […]
Setting goals for 2021… why bother? Usually during the Christmas holidays I enter races and make my plan for the year ahead. But given the current situation, I can’t bring myself to enter any events. I just don’t see the point in getting excited about an event for it to be cancelled nearer the time! So what to train for, what goals to set? Should we even bother thinking about goals for 2021? One thing […]
I am Jim the dog. I joined my forever family in April 2019. Life since then has been full of love and adventures. I love all things mud and running! My other passions include puddles, rivers, streams, beaches, snow, tennis balls and cheese, Enjoy my running tails!
Latest in the blog from #dogblog:
Woof, it’s been a while!! A new year is a great opportunity to reflect though and I love a chance to reminisce on the good times. That one was a year like no other, the year the family decided to stay home and hang out with me and Cleody. 2020 Bliss! My running year started well. Last year I was bounding around the Bishops Glen in Dunoon with the family. January continued in a similar […]
Pendle Way In A Day I woke up at Dan’s crib this morning, having had a wee bunk down in Black Betty’s bed. A very comfortable slumber was had. Hope Betty doesn’t mind me stinking it out and leaving half my coat behind in it! Road trip time for some more Lancashire…Whatever the heck that is! So everyone is scrambling around, looking for running gear.. Woohoo!! We hot paw it to the Bash mobile (likely […]
Running is a family past time. Anne used to regale her father with tales of her running exploits, and now shares them to her niece and TRB
Latest in the blog from Auntie Anne:
Hi Coach In the absence of negative feedback, I’m assuming (tacit) permission to treat you as an ‘alternate audience’ when my usual audience (Running Niece) is in the same race at Mabie Forest😊 Mabie 10k Trail Race. 10/06/18 Is there a setting more beautiful but still eminently accessible, than Mabie Forest? This wee race has to be one of the best ever. We’ve entered every year since we started racing…6 years now…and it was the […]
Hi Coach One of the amusing things we (Planman and me) realised early in our running ‘career’ is that when normal (not runners) people ask you about your race, they really don’t want any more than ‘it was good, thanks’. Eyes glaze over and interested smiles become fixed and (if you persist) painful when you actually tell them. Nothing like the gritted teeth of a desperate, fixed smile to cure you of sharing the detail, […]
Ginger guy with a buff. Trails, mud, beer and dog aficionado! Not necessarily in that order
Latest in the blog from Supertramp:
Pendle Way In A Day. It was some day. There was mud à plenty. Hills and inclines seemed more prevalent the descents and downhills. And wind. Wind, no matter what direction you faced it seemed it was a headwind. A constant companion for the 40-odd miles of the way. Now I say “40-odd”, as this was an event billed as a 42 miler…. Jamie certainly used the artistic license that race directors are granted with […]
Run every day in December, or here in Scotland we call it Marcothon.. I’m not a huge fan of the run every day challenges – but only for me personally. I know I need to factor in some rest days, and refuse to become a ‘Strava Wanker’ (there’s a Facebook group and Twitter feed dedicated to laughing at people!). Being late for the train, walking the dog, chasing the three year old round the park […]
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Latest in the blog from Guest blogger:
Registration Race registration will take place near the parkrun in Agnew Park, between the park and adjacent car park (What3Words ///regretted.positive.spaceship). Marathon from 7am until 8.15am, then from 9am to 10.15am for Sandhead 10 runners, and the Fun Run and walk participants. There is also opportunity to register on Friday night at Custom House, Stranraer between 18.00 and 19.30. Possible but not preferred, registration can take place at the race start line. Route The route […]
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 […]