My Big Run 2016


“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure” – George Edward Woodberry

The Challenge

To run the entire distance between the most southern and the most northern points on mainland Scotland.
No walking. Not a single step.


The Story

Not everything goes to plan.

Following my West to East run across Scotland in 2015, I always knew I wanted to attempt the South to North route. Turned out I wasn’t as ready as I thought I was and had to abandon the run on the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond due to injury.

Ah well, at least it was a nice day…


The Why


The Details

Map of My Big Run 2016

Start Mull of Galloway
Finish Balmaha, Loch Lomond
Distance 141 miles
Duration 6 days
Date 18 – 23 June 2016

Photo Gallery


Watch the Video Diaries for this challenge on YouTube.


Literary companion
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens