Category Archives: challenges

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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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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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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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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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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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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Ultima Frontera 160km – 100 mile race, Andalucia

Feeling a little under the weather today so I had a bit of time on my hands, usually a dangerous thing that leads to adventure/race planning. I have committed the first half of my race year to the West Highland … Continue reading

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