James Stewart

About James Stewart

Where to start? I am an ultra runner. I guess that is the main purpose of this site. I run for Great Britain (2017, 2018, 2019) in 24 hour racing and Scotland (2016, 2019) over 100k. I also coach with the team over at Pyllon Coaching.

I have a passion for learning and am lucky enough to head up a big team with a big organisation in this industry. Eddie Vedder sang “a mindful of questions and a teacher in my soul” and I like to try to live my life by that sentiment.

This blog and site is all about my passions, loves, running and maybe, just maybe, the odd Sherlock Holmes and music reference.

Compete with thyself!

Training during a global pandemic with pretty much no actual races to run in has been hard for a lot of folks. I have seen it. I have felt it. Often getting some sort of purpose and motivation requires new tricks and different strategies to keep the training quality up. Virtual races have helped. They […]

Podcast: Legends of Running Endurance

This week I was a guest on the brilliant Camino Ultra Legends of Endurance Running podcast with the dynamic duo of Daz and Bone. Darren and David (Sunday name alert!) are two chaps who know the ultra game in the UK inside out and in again. It was quite the honour to chat my career, […]

No straight lines

like the classic saying about everyone having a plan till you get punched in the mouth, in ultrarunning everyone has a plan until they need their first shit

Fear, use it

It’s better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit Andy Stewart Right, so Andy isn’t exactly Socrates or Plato. But he had a point here. When I was younger we used to sit on a Friday night imagining the weekend of football ahead and no one had more belief in me […]

Book Review: One Track Mind by Michael Stocks

Full disclosure. I know Michael. I served on a GB team with him. So, I am sure that bias plays into this book review.  What doesn’t play into that bias is the fact that I read this in just three sittings. The way he chronicles the day with a countdown over the 24 hours interspersed […]

Next Best Action

I am going to share a hack. A tip. A thing I do. And it works for me.  Before I get going. I realise it has been a looooong time since I blogged properly. But, I am committing to you now to write at least once per week. My aim is to publish at least […]

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