THE EDGAR 6 CHALLENGE

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Catch up on all of our race reports, Garmin Gallops challenges, training tips and links and anything else we’ve thrown in. Grab yourself a cup of tea and have a wee read.

Garmin Gallops – October

The challenge was to go on the longest run streak, Have a read and see who goes from strength to strength and who goes into freefall. Challenge didn’t start until 11 Oct, so someon’e mileage is especially poor.

Garmin Gallops – September

Garmin Gallops – September

It was the last Garmin Gallop before the Great Scottish Run and the challenge was to log the most miles including at least two 10 milers. It was another epic battle but between who?
Garmin Gallops – August

Garmin Gallops – August

GGR Training Runs – most miles wins This was a monumental month! THE BATTLE WAS EPIC. Ali’s in the lead, Kev steals top spot, Ali is top dog. Back and forth it went like Liverpool v Newcastle in April 1996.
Garmin Gallops – July

Garmin Gallops – July

The Martin Walker Memorial (most miles wins) The challenge was set. After a lacklustre couple of months, could Martin get back in the frame? The month wasn't only about Martin though...
Garmin Gallops – June

Garmin Gallops – June

Run over 100 miles and set a new Garmin 10k PB Kenny set June’s ambitious challenge which, although tough, should have been within everyone’s reach if we pushed for it. Kev and Kenny had regularly been completing 100+ miles in previous months, Ali had done so in May...

Brian Goodwin 10k

Brian Goodwin 10k

I decided at the start of the year that 2017 was the year that I would actually train for a 10k. Whilst I've run loads of 10ks in the past, it's fair to say that I've never been delighted with my times and - more importantly - I can honestly say I've never enjoyed...

Garmin Gallops – May

Garmin Gallops – May

For May we decided to change our weekly challenges to monthly. Hopefully this would fit in better with the different training programmes some of us were following. May was a big month for running in the Edgar 6 – Kev was racing his first marathon in Stirling, Ali was...

Stirling Scottish Marathon

Stirling Scottish Marathon

After months of training and a dubious taper period, it had finally arrived. The Stirling Scottish Marathon was about to kick off. Here I’ll look over my training, the taper and the race itself. Beware, it’s a long read! Training I had written about my training plan...

From 6 miles a week, to 6 miles a day

From 6 miles a week, to 6 miles a day

It does and it doesn’t feel like a long time ago since I started running, aiming to complete six miles a week and now averaging over six miles a day as I trained for the Stirling Marathon. In the general scheme of things - life, kids, and work - 20 months isn’t that...

Garmin Gallops – April

Garmin Gallops – April

I must hold my hands up to a bit of slacking when it comes to updating the results of April’s challenges. Weekly challenges were set and met but I never got around to writing up the results. So here they all are with some vague recollections of the stories behind...

Victoria Parkrun 8 April 2017

Victoria Parkrun 8 April 2017

In the absence of this year’s Dunky Wright 5k Road Race in Clydebank, Victoria Parkrun was to be my club’s stand-in 5k Championship . The Dunky Wright was my first proper race so I was disappointed that it was cancelled this year. It would have given me a great...