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03/11/2012 at 20:15

Well done FFB and TriciaL . LOL at Tricia's 'new' name .

Elspeth - you have finished a marathon this year, so never say never on the ultra front .

Hmmmm, the SSS starts at 11am so I would need to get up early enough to get a good head start and not be passed by the speedier people at the front......how embrassing .

03/11/2012 at 20:34
Els's predictive txts are often amusing
Els has not only done a marathon this year but the "world's toughest road marathon" so it says on the t-shirt!
03/11/2012 at 21:29
Damned predictive text. Well done tricialitt. I too am mildly pissed now.
04/11/2012 at 08:12

Morning

Kirsty, You not been on then lately ? 

Busy Saturday yesterday.

Miss B and younger son  went with their cousins went to see latest James Bond movie at Xscape to taxied them home at 11:30 last night.

Morning Tri

TP: Thats  a big 'good for you' re clearing up leaves.

 

Edited: 04/11/2012 at 08:16
04/11/2012 at 09:09

Well done ffb and tricia.

Heading out for the Templeton 10 soon. Good luck to anyone doing the Southside 6.

04/11/2012 at 17:00

Well done Tricia & ffb, it was stunning out there yesterday wasn't it? I had a great run, finished in around 5.12 ish - a bit slower than last year but I felt I ran it much better

Hope Templeton 10 was good fun Alison?

Elspeth, of course you'll do another Ultra! Get yourself signed up for the Fling, give you something to aim for

04/11/2012 at 17:59

Today I am mildly pissed. Without a race as an excuse sadly.

Wonderful running in the Oban area for me this weekend courtesy of my friends in the Edinburgh Hash House Harriers. 11.5 miles on the island of Lismore yesterday with great views of Morvern and Mull (and only slightly spoiled by a hypothermic wait for the ferry back to the mainland) then 8 miles in the hills south of Oban today.

I don't think you missed much in Inverness yesterday cragchick. Even our club don't like our course.

Did you get good pictures ffb? it was a bit dreich when I biked that route but the views are amazing.

Welcome back Kirsty. Hope Runningbhoy is getting along to Wednesday's game.

04/11/2012 at 18:47

Really enjoyed the Templeton 10. Weather was perfect. finished in 87: 40 something, which is about a minute faster than my Arbroath time in March, so very happy.

Welcome back Kirsty.

04/11/2012 at 19:26

Well done Alison, fast time there.

Mrs Mac - nice running, was it as nice a day as last year. I'm very jealous! Hope you had a cake for me in that cafe afterwards!

05/11/2012 at 06:00

Morning from a cold and frosty Erskine.

Mornnig Tri

5M Fartlek done ,hard.

Edited: 05/11/2012 at 06:01
05/11/2012 at 06:31

Well done Mrs Mac and Alison

05/11/2012 at 06:40

Morning FFB

05/11/2012 at 07:39

morning BM and FFB

well done all Glen Oglers, Mrs Mac thats a great time!!! Well done Alison too!! GO sounds a nice one... maybe for next year....

Shattered this morning, not a great sleep.

Turbo and swim tonight. Taking 1 more week with no running just swimming, stretching and strengthening, with the turbo as some cardio, and making sure Im fully over things and back to health. Seeing as Ive had a run of bad luck lately I just feel I need some time to properl recover and sort myself out.

 

05/11/2012 at 11:02

wor lass was asking if the Glen Ogle race is that 'nice place in Monarch of the Glen'

05/11/2012 at 18:01

Thanks for the 'well dones'. Well done Mrs Mac too.

Good to see Andy Murray win today (well, didn't see it, but followed online).

05/11/2012 at 18:13

Evening

Good running Mrs Mac and Alison .

Followed some of the Southside Six route yesterday, did about 11m of it before turning back on a circuit, didnt see any runners, but did see the marshalls at some of the road junctions. Didnt realise they took them up the really steep section of hill at Eastwood Toll on the A77 - I run that hill lots, but it would be mean at that point in a race !! Very hard route altogether.

No running today, lots of work to do, puss has settled on his new radiator bed, cosy cat - feel like shoving him over and snuggling in, freezing tonight !!!

Highland Fling entry now in , considerably earlier than this year, where I entered the week before !

05/11/2012 at 19:34

Hello

Thanks for the 'Well dones' Really am chuffed at how I ran, I CAN still do it

ffb, I reckon you may be the lady who ran with the lovely Robin? I missed him completely and it would've been nice to meet you. Next time

UTC, it is a cracker of a race. Good to hear you're being sensible and recovering.

Nice one TP, see you there Now just to persuade Elspeth.......

05/11/2012 at 19:48

Yes, Mrs Mac I ran with the lovely Robin  We had a blast.

Just want to say that the no stretching and copious amounts of alcohol recovery approach is not to be recommended (

Race report to follow after I deal with the cat on the lap situation.

05/11/2012 at 20:15

Glen Ogle Race Report.

Arrived in Strathyre about 7.30 on Friday evening after a stop at the Mhor Fish cafe in Callander. It was a cold and damp evening. The B&B was lovely; warm, cosy and welcoming. We had a large room with en suite bathroom with a lovely big bath. The landlady said she would get up early to provide breakfast at 6am: result!

There was one other runner staying there; a lovely lady called Theresa from Minnesota, who was running her 1st ultra whilst touring Scotland.

We then toddled a few hundred yads to the pub where I was able to register. We had a chat with Bill and Mike a some of the the other runners. We stayed for one drink, soft in my case and then headed back to the B&B, where I made up my drop bags and had an early night. The enormouse bed was one of the comfiest I have slept in. I did manage a bit of sleep in spite of the pre race nerves.

Got up just before 6 and headed downstairs for a breakast of scrambled egg on toast, fresh fruit, tea and a freshly baked scone. Then it was back upstairs to sort out clothes. Opted for long tights with a number of layers on top including a light weight merino top. The off to the registration area at the campsite in time to put my drop bags in at about 7.30am. It was not quite light,damp, cold and icy with snow on the hills and some low cloud.Hung about taking in the atmosphere and speaking to a few folk. Race brief at 7.50 which I could not hear as I was stood at the back. The marshalls then walked us over the road to the start on the forestry track. We were off

05/11/2012 at 20:42

Glen Ogle part 2.

We set of up hill immediately. I started off running, but then decided to stick with plan and slowed to a walk. We climbed steadily and followed the track up behind the village. It was a bit demoralising having to walk so much at the start  but it spread the field out. Theresa headed of at quite a clip and that was the last I saw of her until the finish. Trotted along beside Tricialitt for a brief time before she also headed off  I then spotted an old friend, Robin and we fell into step and joked about which of us would be last . We stayed together for the rest of the race.

After about 3.5 miles we dropped down off the track and arrived at Checkpoint 1 next to the Kingshouse hotel. It was quite early for a checkpoint, but I grabbed a pack of jaffa cakes to stuff in my pocket and a couple of sandwich quarters. I ate one of the sandwiches, took some energy drink as I wanted to be sure to take on energy in small quantities regularly. I used egg mayo sandwiches this time. It was really successful. They slipped down easily and sat well in my stomach. We joined the cycle path along the old railway line and headed off towards Lochearnhead. It was cold and a bit icy in places, and there was a fairly heavy shower as we covered that section, but that was the only rain. We ran all of this section through the lovely woods.

Robin chattered away and I got a chance to hear about his WHW experience which was great. Just short of Lochearnhead we had a steep climb with a couple of hairpins to take us between to the two railway lines and onto the Glen Ogle section. Needless to say, we walked that section and made the most of the views over the loch. Each time we walked we took on a little energy. The water in the feed tube of my water bladder froze  Once up on the Glen Ogle section we decided to run 12 mins and walk  3 right along that section to check point 2. Although it looked flat it was a steady but very gradual incline. We reached check point 2 ahead of schedule. That was a big refuel stop and I had some rachels far organic creamed rice, another sandwich and stiffed some gels in my pocket and bag.

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