Archive for the ‘Races’ Category

Last weekend saw the conclusion of the Tri Nations Challenge as the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest 10k came to Edinburgh. Having previously visited Cardiff and Nottingham this is a 10k race with a difference. It is essentially a 10k urban assault course with competitors tackling an obstacle every kilometre or so. The event […]

Having never raced in a straight mountain bike race before I thought I’d give the St Fillan’s Mountain Bike Challenge a blast which took place in the beautiful Perthshire countryside. Rachel also entered the race and we couldn’t have had a better day for it. Although it felt cold the sun was shining and the […]

Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel over to England with LVO and compete at the Compass Sport Cup. This is a club competition and attracts most of the ‘big’ clubs in Britain. LVO was the only club to represent Northern Ireland and was also first time the club had ever entered the Compass […]

Disappointed at having missed out on the Mourne Way Marathon due to it clashing with our local Triathlon race back in June, I had eagerly said I would be signing up for the Causeway Coast Marathon, organised by 26Extreme. Having run my first marathon in May this year, I found the most difficult part of […]

Autumn Schedule


The calendar has never been busier for the local AR/Multisport scene. When you throw in orienteering events, then your problem is deciding what race to enter. Tomorrow is the Causeway Coast Marathon, which is organised by Rowan and the team at 24Extreme. It’s a great route along the north Antrim coastline and if my Saturday […]

Yesterday afternoon there was an orienteering event taking place at Barnett Demesne. It was part of the NI Army Orienteering League, but was open to anyone, although non-service personnel results would not be counted towards the league. It was a perfect excuse to take a half day from work, enjoy the autumn sunshine and get […]

The UK Rat Race series came to a close last weekend and what a weekend it was! Rachel and Jonny teamed up with Tom Oldfield, who had previously raced at Edinburgh earlier in the year on a different team. We woke up to glorious sunshine on Saturday morning, which remained with us for the weekend. […]