Recently, whilst I’ve been out running / walking / cycling I’ve started trying to record some sound clips of the great outdoors. I don’t think there’s anything nicer than hearing the natural world, especially first thing in the morning.
I’m only recording them with a very cheap microphone onto the voice memo app on my Ipod. I might think of investing in a better recording device.
Anyway, I’ve posted a few clips here – just to see what they sound like.
Here’s a seal enjoying the sun.
It’s been seven years since I last ran a marathon so it’s about time I did another one. So on the spur of the moment I entered next year’s Edinburgh Marathon. It’s all booked and paid for, so no turning back.
Only 49 weeks to prepare. Yikes!
Every two years my home town holds an event which is known as the Marafun. The idea is that teams of five run a relay race around the town centre, and once all five members have completed their laps this equates to a marathon distance. It’s been running since 1991 and approximately 100 teams take part, raising thousands of pounds for local charities.
The event took place last Sunday in the most awful weather (it’s June in Scotland, what do you expect – sunshine?!)
The town centre makes a rather nice course although I believe the cobbles are a bit hard to run on. On the right side of the picture the course heads up to the welcome sight of the finishing line.
Here are a few of the hardy souls who braved the rain showers. It’s great to see people of all shapes and sizes take part – I think its a nice event for people who are maybe starting out in running and want to take part in something a bit ‘different’. Anything which encourages people to be active has got to be a positive thing.
Here’s a small piece of video I took of the runners on their first lap.
This photo was taken at a running event in my local town centre this past weekend. I’m going to blog a bit about the event once some video I took is uploaded. All I will say is that the weather was awful but the runners were heroic!
They say that whisky is Scotland’s national drink. Well this is my view when I’ve been out running past my local distillery this week.
I think its safe to say that’s going to be an awful lot of whisky….unfortunately for me I can’t stand the stuff!
The orange tip butterflies are starting to make an appearance. I think this means that Spring is officially here.
I love butterflies, and I think these are lovely to look at. Maybe they aren’t as colourful as other varieties but there’s something so wonderfully simple about the Orange Tip.