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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 06:56


4M Steady in smiry rain and mostly off road on fields overlooking Glasgow Airport

Alison: A 17.46k race at Culloden...

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 12:56

TP: They thought Culloden was 1346 ? Mixing up  Bannockburn and Culloden...

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.

22/08/2013 at 06:41

TP: Yeah ironic they had the Stirling Bridge battle scene in Braveheart without the Bridge or the River Forth...

22/08/2013 at 09:34

Morning all

Good luck on the long run Cragchick. I'm hoping my 43m 'walk' from 3wks ago will do, as I daren't risk anything too long with just over 3wks to go in case my knee goes again . No food lists yet!

OH - very steep cost. A bit mean to offer no transport for those prices .

My neighbour is getting her third lot of building work done this year, by that famous company of builders 'leave it at your arse dotcodotuk' . They turned up at 8.30am this morning, shouting and hauling plaster board up the stairs, there was a mad flurry of hammering for 5mins, but now she has left them in alone and gone to work it is silence.............I might have to send the cat over to liven things up a bit .


22/08/2013 at 13:12

A good 8m run this morning, and my blood must have been up from doing sprints cos when I came home and found the close door lying wide open for the nnth time this morning, I went and found the neighbours builders and gave them a good telling off !

Its funny how when I mentioned stolen bikes and 'police coming around' it strangely got their attention - it tends to do that when people are working dodgy cash in hand deals and leaving their sh!te everywhere !


22/08/2013 at 19:26

Need to read back and catch up, soooo tired still 

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