All of the people – the 2023 overview
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
6M ago
So this week I ran my 2500th mile of the year, my most ever by a long way and a nice target to have hit and it got me thinking how fortunate I am to be able to have a hobby that I enjoy, and to still get the opportunity to go out there and ..read more
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Happy up here: The Scottish Athletics short course XC championships 2023
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
8M ago
I'm an old man and I don't remember many things very well. For some reason 4 has always been my lucky number, and I can't recall why or even recall a time when it has actually been lucky for me. It's traditionally the worst running position to finish in, out of the medals, no one ..read more
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Underdog – The Lindsays Scottish National Cross Country Relays 2023
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
8M ago
So the road season and I had had our wee hug. Our wee “all being well I’ll see you next year” and “I promise to stay in touch” parting of the ways. I could feel a lack of passion from it though and our relationship had ended with a bit of a whimper rather than ..read more
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Help the Aged / Jurassic Mark – The Great Scottish Run 10k 2023
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
9M ago
This one is all over the place today. I have been feeling my age recently. Which is a right damn cheek when I see how well the Scottish Masters have done in the recent European Championships. Embracing it and kicking arse. My old training partners Forbesy and GG, my clubmates Chris, Dave, Colin and Jacqui ..read more
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Tears of a clown – Cumbernauld 10k, Stirling 10k and Flat ‘n fast 5k
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
9M ago
It’s a funny thing this running malarkey, unless of course I am writing about it. Especially today. This one is getting all the crap out the system that’s been building up recently. It’s cathartic, really. Even though it makes Eastenders seem like an Adam Sandler movie. I don't expect many if any of you to ..read more
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Camera Shy/ Face the flames – Kenny Phillips and the Monument Mile 2023
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
10M ago
Over the years I have published almost 300 blogs and they have all had some type of photos in them to accompany my blurbs. Now I’m not one of those insta runners, I don’t set up pics, I don’t have people that come along to races to take pictures of me, so to embellish my ..read more
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Athletics Trust Scotland grants available
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
10M ago
No bad gags or self deprecating race reports today just passing on the following information. This is a good thing. Please let the right people hear about it. Transforming Lives Grant Now Open! Exciting News for our Athletics and Running Community! We've got fantastic news that we're absolutely thrilled to share with you. Thanks to ..read more
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2.45 am / Say Yes – The English Masters inter area track and field challenge 2023
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
11M ago
It’s 2.45, in the morning, when the alarm goes off, not that I’ve slept much anyway. You know what it’s like, need to sleep, can’t sleep. The more you try the more it just isn’t going to happen. Betsy the doodle gives me a suspicious, or is it a “get it right roon ye” look ..read more
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Smile – Crackerjack racing – 5 to 5 including Clydebank 5k and Scottish Masters 5000m champs
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
1y ago
So here’s the thing, running is my go to hobby and I love it. I really do. I may get anxious and stressed about races but I love my easy running, I love the hard efforts in training, and I love the buzz of race day once the anxiety goes. I am not the most ..read more
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The Narcissist – The sub 3 attempt – Edinburgh marathon 2023
Mark Gallmac Blog
by markgall
1y ago
Now first things first. The title and therefore the blog song. The narcissist. In general terms it’s not who I am (though I know others would disagree), but see when we get into this type of thing, the marathon block, it can consume us because we put so much into it. There’s over 7000 people ..read more
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