Author Archives: Mark Cooper

Salomon S-Lab Adv 12 Set REVIEW

For years I persisted with hydration pack after pack and for years I was left chaffed, frustrated and above all, massively out of pocket. My latest purchase, which I spent another £65 on was made because it alleged that it’s … Continue reading

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Interview with Natural Hero

  Name: Mark Cooper Hometown: Edinburgh Sports: Running, cycling, rowing, anything outdoors really. Achievements: To me, my biggest achievement has to be completing my first ever 10k race back in 2007, I had just given up a 20 a day smoking habit … Continue reading

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Make Your Goals Your Ultimate Motivation

Sticking To Your Running Goals: Make Your Goals Your Ultimate Motivation One of the difficult facets of being in the pursuit of staying fit and healthy is religiously sticking to your fitness goals and objectives. In fact, most people get … Continue reading

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The Maggie’s to Maggie’s Challenge

When a Friend of mines, Alan Kennedy (who just finished his first ever Ironman! Congrats) asked me to speak at his new cycling themed cafe in Glasgow on Great Western Road I of course said yes. It was only after I … Continue reading

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Homemade Energy Bars

Back in April I decided to make my own energy bars for the Highland Fling Ultra. They were amazing and since then I have been asked to share the recipe by a lot of people, so here it is. Peanut … Continue reading

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What is a Fundraiser

After two years of trying I finally landed my dream job as Community Fundraiser at Maggie’s Cancer Care in Edinburgh, The Lothians and Borders. (also Dumfries & Galloway!) I’ve learned a lot on the past 8 weeks and I am … Continue reading

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West Highland Way Race 2012

West Highland Way Race 2012 This time last year I was well trained but feeling a little run down. I was getting ready to run the @WHWRace for the first time, I had missed the Highland Fling due to Flu … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Inspirational Speech

Transcript and video of Steve Jobs Stanford Speech – Incredible I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college.  Truth be told, this is … Continue reading

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Kelly Holmes Double Gold 2004

Kelly Holmes Double Gold Video One of the most amazing videos i’ve ever seen and what an achievement. When I watched Kelly Holmes winning this double gold I said well done watching it now I am almost moved to tears, … Continue reading

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24hrs Treadmill Run

Here is a short video of Mark’s 24hr Treadmill Run in July 2011 - 129.2 miles in 24hrs 24hr Treadmill Run Video

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