Aberdeen Half Marathon – ‘race’ report

Once again an early weekend alarm woke me. 5.45am this time.Today's plan called for 18 miles, with the last 8 at goal pace for the marathon. Joanna had planned a long weekend in York with Rebecca, so I decided to enter the Aberdeen half marathon rather than do another long run on the same roads … Continue reading Aberdeen Half Marathon – ‘race’ report

#TBT – Putting the Social into Social Networking

Today's #throwbackthursday post takes us back to 2010 and the second twitter meetup, or tweetup as they were called back then, that Johanna Basford and I ran in Aberdeen. She's done alright since then! On Thursday night a random group of folks descended on the funky venue that is Musa in Aberdeen's re-styled Merchants Quarter. … Continue reading #TBT – Putting the Social into Social Networking

The Evening League – an Aberdeen Institution

Every Tuesday evening, from the beginning of May through to the middle of August when the light starts to fade, if you drive out past Garlogie a strange sight meets your eyes. The Evening League, an Aberdeen cycling institution, will be taking place. Sixty-odd people, and the word "odd" is used for a reason (!) … Continue reading The Evening League – an Aberdeen Institution

Rising Westerley 100 mile timetrial

Rather than tell you about my woes, I think race organiser Isobel Smith's race report sums up the magnitude and challenge of the day. Here it is, copied word for word. Result of Rising Westerly 100 TT 29th August 2010 Promoted by GCRT Start 7am Course AB100/2 Must be the worst day ever to ride … Continue reading Rising Westerley 100 mile timetrial

Putting the Social into Social Networking

On Thursday night a random group of folks descended on the funky venue that is Musa in Aberdeen's re-styled Merchants Quarter. What was once the arse-end of town had re-invented itself, and was now hosting a new phenomenon, #themeet140. The brain-child of @markofespect and @chris_hall1, themeet140 is an open invitation for folks on Twitter to … Continue reading Putting the Social into Social Networking