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19/08/2013 at 12:34

Mrs Mac is a star!  I was there in a support role for the 48 hours and she and Mr Mac were steadily doing their thing throughout.  She looked strong and finished well too.  An amazing pair of elite athletes! 

19/08/2013 at 20:21

Well done 57.5 - great time.

19/08/2013 at 21:01

Hello everyone Thanks for all the kind comments, especially the one's offering alcohol Unbelievable, that's all I can say. Still coming to terms with it all. Hubby powered on in the last 2 days to reach 352 miles and I achieved my goal of 312 miles

19/08/2013 at 23:32

OMG Mrs Mac, haven't read back as no chance but came on to see how you had done - that's absolutely fantastic.

20/08/2013 at 10:30

fantastic MrsMac. An amazing effort. your 312 miles is 70% of the mileage i have logged ALL YEAR!!! and i thought i was doing okay this year....

managed to get an entry into Glen Clova half last night. entries opened at 1900 last night and sold out by 2130. so quite pleased to get that one in. will be my fourth half for the year but loch katrine still my favourite.

was meant to be running it with MrsLB but unfortunately she has ruptured her calf muscle whilst playing tennis last week and is currently hobbling around on crutches. she is so frustrated at missing out and it is her first injury so she is going through all the feelings of despair at not being able to train. just need to ensure the recovery goes well so we can still run the marathon next year. thankfully plenty time until then so full recovery should be possible.

still in awe MrsMac and MrMac. incredible effort.

20/08/2013 at 14:07

Longbow - wow to the speedy sellout, one I would like to do but I'll never get that organised!

It's quite a long time off though so Mrs LB may be alright. Calf muscle tears are very painful but usually heal fully in about 4-6 weeks so all not lost.

Mrs Mac - indeed we are in awe! Hope you're going to tell us more about it. Can I just ask

1. How on earth did you do it?

2. How do you keep going without sleep for 6 nights?

3. What were your feet like by the end?

Embarrassed to admit to tired legs today after my HM! Still did 10 miles along the coast with roaring waves, it's still pretty windy out there!

20/08/2013 at 15:08
OH no I was having an identity crisis again!!
20/08/2013 at 17:53

Lol Elspeth - you pretending to be OH again?  Like those crashy waves, not so keen on the wind . They recorded 40mph at Ness of Brodgar on Sunday when you were out racing, with 48mph gusts !!

Well done getting into Glen Clova LB, not an easy task in itself! Good luck for MrsLB, quick recovery.

Brilliant mileage MrsMac (and MrMac too!). Such a great achievement - enjoy it and give yourself the space to recover and come to terms both mentally and physically with attaining your goal .

Mad writing going on here, I have until the end of Sept for my publication deadline, but hopefully should have it done by end of August at this rate . In the meantime, bit of weights and cross training yesterday and 7mile run with intervals today.

Not sure how I am going to get on in the Lakes with this 'old-duffers' knee - it could end up being a 10miles run accompanied by a 50mile walk at this rate ! But I've booked accomm and they have taken a deposit already  so I'm going to go and give it a good shot whatever happens.


20/08/2013 at 17:58
I thought it felt breezy! Just in one or two places was difficult to stay on your feet, others it was head down and grind out the bits into the wind.

A few weeks for the Tigers knee to recover yet. Fingers crossed!
20/08/2013 at 22:35

I've entered the Glen Clova half too. Also the 17.46k race at Culloden (yes, I see what they did there!).

20/08/2013 at 23:53
elspeth fay wrote (see)
I thought it felt breezy! Just in one or two places was difficult to stay on your feet, others it was head down and grind out the bits into the wind.

Typical Orkney running then .

I am worn out just thinking of the Mac family's 664 collective miles.

Friends have decided to have a birthday party 3 miles from the end of the Speyside Way ultra which is a convenient co-incidence. So I have about a 6 hour time goal and a 3 mile stagger to be there on time.


Edited: 20/08/2013 at 23:57
21/08/2013 at 10:14

Morning all

Alison - that was a question on a game show I was watching the other day - what year was the battle of Culloden - it was multiple choice and the person thought it was 1346!!!!  

Maybe a rest day today......

21/08/2013 at 10:16

Anyone done Glencoe marathon before?

I see they're offering HM (essentially last section of WHW from Kinlochleven to Glen Nevis) and 10k this year.
Quite pricey though at £50 (full) £40 (HM)

When's Culloden Alison?

21/08/2013 at 10:26

OH (or Elspeth ) - I would check the small print on that Glencoe Marathon - I think they also want a sizeable charity donation.

21/08/2013 at 12:11

Indeed they do -
"Each participant is required to raise a minimum fundraising amount and in total we hope to raise £100,000 towards these two great causes.

  • Full marathon participants are required to raise £200 each
  • Half marathon participants are required to raise £150 each
  • 10km participants are required to raise £100 each"
21/08/2013 at 14:21

Lol BM - yes, probably thinking of 'Braveheart' . Of course the soldiers will all have been painted blue too .

21/08/2013 at 18:00

Glencoe marathon
£50 + £200 + £150 (travel) + £100 (accomodation) = £500
Almost £20 quid a mile
No bus provided out or back for one way run

Glencoe half marathon
£40 + £150 + £150 (travel) + £100 (accomodation) = £440
Over £30 quid a mile
No bus provided out or back for one way run

... think I'll give this one a miss!

Edited: 21/08/2013 at 18:58
21/08/2013 at 20:30

OH  - the Culloden race is on 27th October.

Went for a run with a local running club last night, for the first time, and really enjoyed it. Very friendly. Back to running on my own tonight.

21/08/2013 at 21:19

Thanks Alison, Have to pass on that one too then - Snowdon on 26th.


21/08/2013 at 22:53

1346. Wasn't that the black death ?

Went on the joint Forres, Nairn, Inverness, Highland Hill Runners run part II tonight. The start of our route is on the 17.46km course I think. Cragchich, the mad kid was back but at least I met him on my own. Fairly sure one of the dogs tried to trip him up as there was some scrabbling of shoes on gravel behind me . Started in sunshine but cloud rolled in so no views at the top.

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