Author Archives: Mark Cooper

Getting Started Running

Some advice on Getting Started Running…… Training for your marathon or half marathon will be challenging, but should also be fun and enjoyable. Finishing a marathon is an accomplishment that less than 1% of people in the world can say … Continue reading

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Ultramarathon Foods

I have been drawing up a list of everyday foods that I like to eat when running long distances. There is quite a bit of information out there on this subject but I personally find it confusing and a little … Continue reading

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Run Around Mull

Today I have a post about a Friend’s challenge….. I was running the Speyside Way Ultra in 2011 and struggling up a hill when a rather chirpy looking girl ran beside me. “Hi!” she said energetically. We chatted for a … Continue reading

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Training Plans now LIVE!

I have been working on some training plans for my website, they are now live. We have to date half marathon and full marathon training plans for every possible target and level of runner. There is even a “how to … Continue reading

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Coca Cola

I read an interesting article about the effects Coca Cola has on the body – scary stuff as I quite like a can every now and then. Not saying I believe everything this says just trying to get some debate … Continue reading

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Love Life, Not Possessions

  We are all in love with stuff —Clothes, phones, ipods etc etc but….why are we not in love with life? Modern societies desore to own “things” has become an obsession, a competition and in my opinion its an unhealthy one. … Continue reading

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Waging War on Procrastination

A Friend passed this blog post on to me today, I was so impressed by it I felt that I had to share it…in fact, the whole blog is great. Lots of useful posts to encourage you to do what … Continue reading

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Mini-Adventure this Friday Night

I have been thinking about going on an adventure that basically involves leaving the rat race at 5pm with basic supplies, walking all night then sleeping on top of a hill. It will probably be a cold night which means … Continue reading

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Not getting what you want from Life? Why?

I get contacted by people asking for help or advice on setting up expeditions or training for events. Im not an expert but I try to guide people in the direction that worked for me. A lot of the emails … Continue reading

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Competition – win race tickets and other great prizes!

I have three great prizes to give away, this competition will run in conjunction with the launch of my new website. On my site you can keep up to date with my fundraising and challenges. You can find out about … Continue reading

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