There is, It's called DEvil of the Highlands and takes place in August but it requires a support team.
Hey Elspeth ....have you entered yet? Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on......
I always look at that one, but just can't be doing with the need for a support team for it which always puts me off ... but I AM planning my own recce of it at some point over this winter.
Yeah needing a support team is off-putting, think it will have to be the Fling
Scot Rail do a couple of trains a day between Glasgow Queens Street and Fort William, stopping at Tyndrum.
Scottish city link buses also call at Tyndrum but I've no idea how often they run. Usually they are few and far between.
It should be possible, but your OH will have a lot of hanging about to do. Luckily some nice cafes in Tyndrum .
she could be a marshall!
that sounds so much fun I might just be a marshall myself instead of running!
I love marshaling. Always rather manic but much fun. Plus it's a great way to check out everyone's choice of shoes, kit and food.
Of course Els is doing it TP....she's on this thread after all
cragchick, there's a group run on the Devil route on the 24th November if you fancy company
Hello MrsMac Count me out of that little jaunt. I've had my fill of the WHW for the time being. The abiding memories of my two arrivals at Fort William seem to be very hazy ones. I remember some crazy woman leaping out of a car at me ...
If you like loose stones of varying degrees of size, angularity, sharpness, and propensity to tip you over, you'll love the Devil route.
I'd rather have tree roots any day!
Must say a combined start to The Fling is much better fun, although you'll be slow getting off.
slow is good
Definitely a slow start is good, and I'm used to being lonely at the back....sooooo....this should be a good race . Hopefully a few more of the slower women will stick around and not dnf themselves at Rowardennan like this year , I met a few running the same pace as me about 20m, but they all dropped at 27m!!!
Mrs Mac - you always come on here with such good runs . I will add my 'oooooo' +1 to Dudes again . We need to work combined on Els, I think .
@Andy AFCB - the race organises buses from the finish back to the start in the evening - £10 and they leave each hour (6pm until 10pm I think). There's a £5 Ceilidh after the race though, so if you stay up, you'd be able to get a train back on the Sunday.Got my entry in already - fourth year in a row. Not sure about the 6am start since I'll probably get caught up with going too fast at the front - unlike this year when I was still in the car-park chatting when the 7am runners headed off (oops)
There are training runs on a regular basis - have a look at the group in Fetch Everyone or the FB WHWrace page for these (often one a month). There's also a whw training weekend covering the Balmaha to Inversnaid section on 25th/26th January, which was brilliant earlier this year
Ha ha T Rex I hadn't thought how frightening that might be after 96 miles!
I much prefer the Devil half, but then I also seem to spend a lot of my time falling over
Yes TP, we'll talk her round
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