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14/04/2013 at 18:49

Hello... Back from a fabby week up Glenshee. Lots of running on the Cateran Trail and plenty of drinking wine Back to work tomorrow Right, off to see what you guys have been up to.......

14/04/2013 at 18:54

Well done Kenny

TP - glad you feel better but don't you know washing trainers is dangerous! Laughing at the cat running away!

UTC - glad your shoulder is improving, hope you are OK by Cape Wrath.

Mrs mac - nice wee holiday then

Lovely morning here yesterday before the wind came. Had a sunny 10 miles from SKaill to Marwick Head, all offroad. Followed by a picnic on the beach - well for 10 minutes until we got cold!

14/04/2013 at 21:58

welcome back MrsMac and well done Kenny!

Thanks Elspeth... the annoying thing is the ROM progress seems to have slowed. I cant really raise my shoulder elbow 1st (if u know what I mean) and I was getting there with that but it now seems impossible.. The pain is settling but it now feels like ligaments rather than just bruising... Any movement originating in the shoulder is almost nil if I attempt it without support of my other arm. I can cycle though and on a positive note I did manage a run today and it was relatively comfortable.. atlhough shorter than intended. Will run again tomorrow before gig (down in Manchester til Tuesday).

Glad you are feeling better TP! 

Oooh and on another positive, we ran on Southern Uplands way today... absolutely beautiful route and both bf and I are thinking of organising an Ultra there... would be a multi day event... what do you Ultra people think? Tricia.. TP, Elspeth, MrsMac... and everyone else, thoughts are appreciated

15/04/2013 at 09:32

Morning all

Elspeth - nice run, sounds like a cold picnic !

UTC - Southern Uplands has some lovely remote spots, would be great for a 'proper running' ultra - what I mean by that is, there is already an 'ultra' that does that route (not widely advertised) but it seems more of a multi-day walk and carry millions of your own camping gear type event, which put me totally off. If it could be trimmed back to minimum kit, no camping, maybe even an option to do sections of it in a oner rather than multi-day, or if it was multi-day some decent accommodation, then I would be up for it . By the way - multi days make people cry - in some respects a oner is better, gets it over with quicker .

15/04/2013 at 10:01

Lol - okay so I've just looked up the route and its 212m long .....not that that would particularly put people off doing it one go  - so if you used the whole thing you would have one of the longest ultras in Britain. Go for it, lets do it .

What kind of daily distances would you be thinking of? Or maybe there could be optional distances etc? You might find you get more entries if you have a choice, say 30m, 50m etc, or if people could 'drop in' for certain sections, but not have to do the whole thing if they didnt want to.

15/04/2013 at 15:53

Scottish and proud!

15/04/2013 at 19:56

Sorry you're still suffering UTC but good news on your run. VERY interested in your new Ultra idea...

Did you enter Loch Ness then TP?

Alison, wasn't planning on doing the Angus half but I had a look and they're still taking entries..

Great to hear you're out running 10 miles again Elspeth Try and take it steady though (not that I'd be sensible/patient).  Brave souls pic-nicking in this weather

How was the 10 Lee-Anne?

5 tready miles tonight as I had a dose of the CBA's after my first day back at work.

15/04/2013 at 20:01

Hi folks,

We're just back from Lochaber (via Loch Ness - I've been here for 3 years and wanted to see it), checked results and am so relieved to find out that I finally have a marathon time that starts with a 3!  Admittedly, the next 2 numbers are rather high, but that doesn't really matter.  A brief report will follow (no, really..) but it went pretty well - some very tight IT bands for the last 3 miles but generally I almost enjoyed it!

Thanks for the good luck wishes.  An early night, I think.  If you raced Balloch or anywhere else yesterday, I hope it went well. 

16/04/2013 at 08:41

Words fail me re what's happened in Boston.

Hills x 6 in wind and rain. (Mile warm up and down)

Kids and MrsB back at work today

Younger son (in 6th Year) has been given an unconditional offer to do HNC then HND in Sports Coaching at local FE College

An early 'All The Best' to those on here doing London this Sunday.

MissB starts athletics at PE today.

Jamie: Welcome

Need to catch up on lots.

Back later.

16/04/2013 at 09:57

birkmyre congrats to son!

Also thinking about Boston today. Just terrible.

Well done to those who raced this weekend. I have been so inspired reaing through all the posts.

I went for a run last night but it was a bit of a disaster. Too much food and alcohol wwith not enough water and rest over the long weekend. Lesson learned.

Do I need to taper for a 10K (first one!)?





16/04/2013 at 10:04

Morning all

MrsMac - no, not entered yet. Think it might have to be 2014! I'm trying to save a bit of money this year, by limiting my race entries to more local stuff, so I will probably do the RAW again in Sept , and maybe try to get in GO33 in Nov being as you lot all gave it good reviews . Nothing planned further afield apart from SDW100, but that's a holiday .

IanJ - well done, hey a 3 is a 3! Doesnt matter if the other numbers are 59.59, I would still take it

BM - well done to your son.

Boston thing - very sad, shocking to see on the news . Anywhere there is big crowds like that these days, gonna attract these sickos....not so much aiming for the runners, as the fact there would be loads of families, innocent folks just having a day out . London needs to be on full alert this week - what with the 'Maggie thing' on Weds and then the marathon, I wouldnt like to be a police officer this week .

Off for a run in the hoolie gale outside!

16/04/2013 at 10:11

Lee-Anne - I would recommend a couple of short runs the week before your 10k, then no running on the Saturday, no alcohol Fri or Sat either , get an early night and you will be raring to go .

16/04/2013 at 10:37

Thank you tigerspaw.I don't normally drink so I just felt urrrrghy.

 Enjoy your dooking outside (I had to put my wellies on to put the bin out!).

16/04/2013 at 11:45

IJ - big congrats on the time starting with a 3, must have been running well.

Blowing here too TP and the trails are all waterlogged, hadn't noticed that it's been raining! Just done 9 miles, bit hilly and I'm still so slow!

16/04/2013 at 13:16

Hi All, Glad that you are on the mend UTC. It will take a while I guess, but good that you are starting to get back into things.


Like the idea of the ultra too UTC.

Well done Ian J.

I had a lazy weekend and did not train at all, but got out for 17.5 yesterday. Brave TP going out today, but I will probably follow suit and head out later in the afternoon. There is a message going round FB on behalf of the Boston Athletic club, asking runners to dedicate a few miles this week to those affected by the bombing. So I shall do that.

16/04/2013 at 18:30

Elspeth - speed is over-rated . At least you are out running again, and waterlogged trails are tough.

Well done on the 17.5 FFB, thats more than I've done for a couple of weeks now with this lurgy. Dedicating a few miles sounds like a fitting tribute. I'm with the other folks on here who are saying 'f*ck 'em' its not going to stop us running or doing big events.

My legs seem dis-connected from my lungs at the moment , but I'm sure I will be fine by the Fling , just a bit of 'post-viralness' going on and still some yukky gunk in the lungs. But my lungs dont ache or wheeze and I can breath okay, its just that its pretty disgusting!!! Did a good blowy 10m today, didnt get too wet, but there were a few occasions when I was literally stopped in my tracks by the wind. Looks like it should be less windy tommorrow.

Yuk Cragchick - that dust blowing about sounds hideous - no wonder you stayed indoors!

16/04/2013 at 19:13

Well done to your son birkmyre

Wise decision cragchick! That's what the tready is good for.

Good effort for running in that TP, glad you didn't blow away

Elspeth, slow is better than stopped

Head bursting tonight so resting up.

16/04/2013 at 19:52

Well done to IJ for a marathon time starting with a 3, and to Birkmyre for his son's place, and to those who got out despite the "spring" weather. I'm still recovering from GE, but managed a quick tready run this morinig.

Awful abouto Boston.

16/04/2013 at 21:20

Well done IJ.

Great that you're running again Elspeth, and that you're recovering UTC.

Lee-Anne - yes, I think  good idea to taper for your 10k. Good luck.

Events in Boston unbelievably awful.

17/04/2013 at 07:01


yes very well done IJ at Lochaber and to BM's son.

back to work today.. and hopefully to some decent training... here's hoping I can swim again before the 1st tri...

good run planned for this evening.  turbo this morning. good to feel back into a routine.. just wish this arm would sort itself out

Boston news unbelievably shocking...

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