2016K Challenge – Weeks 48 and 49

Week 48

Distance completed    =     13 miles    (20.10 km)

Distance to go               =    234.81 miles  (369.61 km)


Week 49

Distance completed   =    12 miles (19.30 km)

Distance to go              =   222.81 miles ( 350.31 km)

Well with the best will in the world I’m not going to run 200 miles in three weeks.  As I’ve said in previous posts, I underestimated how much the marathon would take out of me back in May.  Never mind it’s been an interesting exercise.

No challenges next year, just a couple of new races to look forward to.  I can’t wait!

2016K Challenge – Weeks 44 and 45

Week 44

Distance completed    =    11.3 miles (18.2 km)

Distance to go               =   301.06 miles (475.51 km)


Week 45

Distance completed     =   21.6 miles (34.8 km)

Distance to go                = 279.46 miles (440.71 km)


Okay so I think it’s safe to say I’m going to fall a little short of my target.  I’ve already said I think I underestimated how long it would take me to recover from my marathon in May.
Not to worry it’s still been a useful exercise.

2016K Challenge – Weeks 42 and 43

Oh my goodness I am so behind posting this.  I’m working from home right now and have just been so busy, I don’t know where the time has gone.  So prepare to be bombarded with some statistics whilst I try and catch up!

Week 42

Distance completed               =    15.1 miles (24.3 km)

Distance to go                          =    339.11 miles (523.91 km)


Week 43

Distance completed              =     18.75 miles (30.2 km)

Distance to go                         =     312.36 miles (493.71 km)


Hold on there’s more coming!

Brodie Castle 10K 2016

I was lucky enough to take part in a new race this morning (well a new race for me).

Brodie Castle is a National Trust for Scotland property which is around 16 miles west of my home town.  I’ve not visited it for years, probably not since I was at school.

Anyway there was a 10K race last year which I some how managed to miss, but when I found out one was being held again this year I knew I had to take part.

The races started and finished in the castle grounds, with the intervening miles taking place on the nearby roads.  It started at 11am and, being a Sunday, the roads were pretty quiet.

Around 350 people took part and it was a really lovely event which was very well organised.

The weather was freezing but then again it is November in Scotland!

I took a bit of video at the start and also at the finish.  You can watch it here.

 If there’s a race next year then I shall definitely be there.

2016K Challenge – Weeks 40 and 41

Week 40

Distance completed        =    18 miles (28.90 km)

Distance to go                   =   371.21 miles (575.81 km)


Week 41

Distance completed       =   17 miles (27.30 km)

Distance to go                  =  354.21 miles (548.51 km)


Forgot to post this – oops!  I think it’s unlikely I’m going to complete my challenge but it’s okay, I’ve still completed pretty good mileage this year.  I’ll keep trying, whatever!

The Boogie Man on Amazon

Just a very quick reminder that my novella, “The Boogie Man” is available on Amazon for the unbelievably cheap price of 99p!



You know, you don’t even have to read it!  Just buy it and – if you feel like it – leave me a review (hopefully a 5 star one!)

Do I sound desperate😉

And huge thank you to the person who bought a copy – I love you!!