Doesn't seem to be a thread for this year's event so shall we carry on with this one? Shouldn't really clutter up the forum with too many Fling threads.
Looking forward to it.
Is there baggage transport from the start to the finish?
Don't think so Trex. You're supposed to have a support crew to carry your stuff.
Been training for thie for a few months now. First big ultra - I hope to do the WHW next year if I can get around this in decent enough shape..
Sorry for duff info TRex. I've just discovered that you don't need back-up and they are having drop off bags. See here:
How's your training coming along?
A bit erratic, Scream. Trying to make sure the long runs are not missed though. Done one 25-miler in local hills recently and had a PB for a road 50K at end of Jan.
Going out for possibly my toughest ever training run on Monday - about 32 miles over some very hilly country. Enough time for perhaps a couple more of these in March, and doing a road 39-miler at beginning of April. Hope that's enough to get by. (Shorter stuff in between of course, although I'm a low mileage runner.)
First 50 so not quite doing the number of long runs you've listed. Done a few 20s with 10-12s the next day and planning two 30-35 milers, one later this month and one in April. Training going reasonably well at the moment.
I'm looking forward to the lights nights when I can get some trail/hill sessions in during the weeks.
Ah, fellrunner, you're here already!
What's with this cottage for finishers? Going to be a little cosy with 119 runners already entered. No showers specifically mentioned.
Scream - a bit of military precision with your plans, by the looks of it.
I have 1 suport driver who will drive my van as practice for WHW race.
Will get a wash at Fort William sat night before hiting the pub and geting some food down me so ready for Lochaber Marathon on the Sunday. You still on for the double also Fellrunner.
BTW FR shame you cant make that 64 miler so far only 5 entries.
Guinness is Carbo loading you know.
5 folks entered so far they expect a field of around 20 to 25 so hope it happens.
Triple Crown year for me
Next training run I am doing the first really boring section just so I have it down.
Draycote last weekend I had forgotten what it was like to run on Tarmac glad to get back to the trails this weekend.
Hmm. No trains for me from Glasgow on Saturday night so will have to have a bit of a think about this one. Will need to stay in Tyndrum. And, no, I'm not going on to Fort Bill!
Is there a good campsite in Milngavie area?
There are scheduled trains coming south from Glasgow on Sunday but no tickets are coming up yet online. Has there been a rush on them or haven't they been published yet?
Found the campsite - Bankell Farm? 2K to the start, though. But I suppose what's another 2K when you're already doing 85K?
Last time I checked you could not by train tickets in advance of 3 months so should be open soon.
Dont know about camp sites I have small camper van so car park works for me.
Quiet thread this one. I've finally managed to get train tickets from S Wales to this. V Diff to sort out. To get cheap tickets, or even a ticket at all, I had to split the out journey into two singles and the return journey into three singles. Just got to book the campsites now to be on the safe side. Then bring it on I suppose.
53 days to go. One day for each mile.
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