Highland Fling

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09/11/2012 at 20:46

Seeing this forum thread makes me tempted again. Had a dire run in the heat of 2011. Tempted by the WHW again as well but need to find right moment to discuss with wife. Will dream of the rooty stuff along the loch....

09/11/2012 at 22:14

Hi Folks,  Good to see a wee bit of chat about the Fling, and all good so you must all be amazing people   

Many thanks to all for entering or thinking about it.

We are always so grateful for extra marshals (including OH's).  It is really selfish when marshals from 2012 deside to run in 2013...... only kidding "runs-with-dogs"  

Good luck to everyone with your winter training

10/11/2012 at 17:20

Well I'd love to marshall if I can't run it, what's the date again?

This training run in Nov - which bit would it be?

10/11/2012 at 22:01

Date is Saturday 27th April.  Loads of time to train  

 

11/11/2012 at 19:51

Elspeth... get your entry in! You know you want to The training run is Tyndrum - Fort William (or part of it, as much as you want). Not sure if we'll be there yet.

cragchick, I'd never used a crew before the WHW. Discovered a good crew can be the making of your race.

WiB
12/11/2012 at 13:16

Entered the Fling Hopefully see some of you there!

WiB
12/11/2012 at 17:53

Cragchick - I am exactly the same .

Hurrah WiB !

I see they have dropped below the '100' mark now for places remaining. Get yer entries in (that means you Elspeth ).

WiB
12/11/2012 at 20:16

Yep, I was hanging on for a while but it got to about 440 so decided just to enter before I missed out... time to look at flights now as a quick look shows a return flight to Glasgow is much cheaper than driving!

WiB
12/11/2012 at 20:26

Hi Fellrunner! Long time no 'see' I do agree with you, ordinarily I don't have a crew but had to accept it for the WHWR and really was glad they were there. It was nice to just switch off and let someone else organise my stuff for me. The rest of the time, its down to me

Nice one WiB

Yes, come along Elspeth......

WiB
13/11/2012 at 08:58

Sleeper train is possible CC but to be honest for the price of flights it seems the best option to fly. I am pretty close to Gatwick and I don't think it is far from Glasgow airport to Milngavie.

WiB
13/11/2012 at 10:30

WiB - not too far, but does take a while on public transport. If you decide to go direct then your best option is a taxi. However if you are intending to stay in Glasgow city centre the night before then there is a shuttle bus from the airport. From the city centre you can get a number 119 First Bus from Buchanan Bus Station all the way out to Milngavie, which is an okay service during the week, but I wouldnt risk this on race morning....again your best option here would be a taxi with it being a 6am start for everyone.

WiB
13/11/2012 at 11:19

CC - Yep, sorted for somewhere to stay in Milngavie so no problem there. Will get flight booked shortly then.

TP - Cheers for the info. Sounds like a bus from Glasgow to Milngavie during the day Friday will be ok? Worst case scenario then just grab a taxi.

WiB
13/11/2012 at 14:05

WiB - yep, you will be fine on the bus on Friday . Glasgow uses a 'zoning' system for bus fares now, so I think you should be able to get there for the standard £1.85 fare (even though it is quite a way out). Anyway the bus drivers in Glasgow will not be shy to tell you if it is more, and it will have probably gone up again by next April . I think its about a tenner in a private hire, more if you get a black cab.

13/11/2012 at 19:15

Hi all, just entered the race earlier today so now totally committed, accomodation booked so just need to sort flights, looking forward to a great race.

14/11/2012 at 10:25

Jwheezy - Welcome to the madhoose .

14/11/2012 at 11:50

Good Stuff.

Regarding getting to Milngavie, there are also trains from both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Stations.  These take about 30 minutes.

Re. accomodation in Milngavie:  There are 2 Premier Inns (Milngavie and Bearsden) which are within easy walking distance of the start.  Both will be completely full of runners.

Re flying:  Please note that there are 2 Glasgow Airports.  Glasgow International Airport is a lot closer to Glasgow (15 minutes on bus to City Centre).  Glasgow Prestwick Airport is a 45 minute train journey to Glasgow City Centre (the train station is right at the airport, so not too much hassle).

Cheers

Johnny

 

 

 

14/11/2012 at 12:27

Oh I forgot to say that in 2013, in addtition to the race morning registration, we will also be having registration on the Friday night in Milngavie.

16/11/2012 at 08:48

Missed the cut off. Och. On waiting list. Fingers crossed.

16/11/2012 at 11:01

Dude, I am sure you will get in.  Going by the figures for last years race, approx. 100 runners either defer or pull out, so I think that roughly this number of reserve runners will get to run.

Cheers

JF

16/11/2012 at 11:14

Hi Johnny. Cheers. I'm hoping you are right. my own fault for dilly-dallying. I loved the race last year. it was a great day.

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