This site is owned by Mandy and Owain Williams. Two people who met through running and now want to share their passion with you.

They live, work and train in Edinburgh. 

This blog is a place for them to write about their running, training, races, highs and lows as well as general running related ramblings. A place to review products that they have used either while running or are in some way running related.

Running in Scotland is beautiful and most of the blogs will be about just that. Running in the Pentlands, around Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Occasionally there will be a blog about running elsewhere such as Inverness, Tiree or Amsterdam.

Feel free to leave a comment on any of the blog posts and you never know, you might be the next person to be

Latest Blogs

It was all going so well…..until illness strikes yet again!

By Mandy Williams :: 24/08/2016

Over the last few months, my training has been going really well and more importantly has been really consistent. As well as running ...

Edinburgh - A wonderful city

By Owain Williams :: 10/08/2016

Edinburgh is such a fantastic place to live, work and run in. Even at this time of the year when the the streets burst at the seams with people on unicycles, juggling fire sticks and wearing just ...

Streets and Hills

By Owain Williams :: 01/08/2016

What a weekend that was! Urban RunFriday evening was the first RunningBeside.Me Urban run. A run around Edinburgh's streets at 11pm. The weather was perfect and a small group of us met at Holyrood ...

Time to recharge

By Owain Williams :: 28/07/2016

I've not been running since Sunday. Monday I was off work for the first time in over 5 years! I have been back at work since Tuesday but still not feeling up to running and it's not because I don't ...

Not just the body.

By Owain Williams :: 22/07/2016

It's not always about pushing your body to its limits. It's not always about hitting that pace you had your mind set on. It's not always easy.  The past couple of weeks I've been training. This will ...

parkrunning with no GPS

By Mandy Williams :: 13/07/2016

After struggling with running for a while, I decided a couple of months ago to relegate my Garmin to the bottom drawer. I don’t tend to look at my watch while running but after a run I tended to look ...