Aviemore – A Flying Visit by Train

I spent the morning in Aviemore today which is a town around 30 miles south of Inverness.  It’s extremely popular with tourists and has a very ‘outdoor’ feel to it.  I just went to do a bit of walking and definitely picked a good day to visit as the weather was extremely warm.

Anyway, here’s a few very random snaps of nothing in particular.

Balmoral 5K 2017

April in Scotland can only mean rain, gale force winds, a sprinkling of snow, and beautiful sunshine, and yesterday at Balmoral Castle was no exception as I took part in the Balmoral 5K.

This year was a bit special as it was the event’s 20th anniversary and as ever it was a lovely day (despite the mixed weather).

Over 700 people took part in the 5K which was over 100 more than last year.


Here I’m settling into the pack before destroying them with my sprint finish (in my dreams)

It’s not the easiest course but my run went pretty well and I was 10 seconds inside my time from last year.


Here people are left trailing in my wake

As it was the 20th anniversary we were given a rather lovely medal.


I can’t recommend the event highly enough.  I also managed to record the whole run and you can watch the video below.  For whatever reason there was a problem with the sound but to be honest all you’d hear is me sounding very out of breath!