Highland Fling

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13/11/2012 at 11:09

I think you've got your acommodation in Milngavie sorted haven't you WIB? Being so close to Gatwick, flying definitely best, esp if you get a cheap flight booked now.

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.

16/11/2012 at 14:54

Thanks tigerspaw, really glad I got in as i'm already looking forward to th finish line!

the dude abides, I hope you get in from the waiting list.

19/11/2012 at 20:55

Hi Guy's, this will be my first Fling . I have been told that Inov8, Roclite 315's are a good option for running it. Anyone agree / disagree?

19/11/2012 at 21:42

Hi Paul. you'll have a blast welcome.

sounds fine. people run it in all sorts. saw plenty last year in roadies, but it was good weather.

i favour my LA Sportivas.

 

19/11/2012 at 22:00

Agree with Dude, you will see people running in all manner of shoes. Many DO favour road shoes as good chunk of trail is hard-packed or forestry but that is a bit scary if it's mega muddy coming off Conic Hill - you'll be doing it on your ar*e!! and lochside can be a bit slithery too. At the moment I'm planning on wearing my Lady Roclite 268s.

20/11/2012 at 20:05

Thanks for the advice, not sure what to wear, run in Kanadias just now off road, however i dont think they will be suitable for 53 miles. I will give it a wee think.

 

20/11/2012 at 20:40
Lots of time yet to practice and figure it out!

I'm not sure what shoe to try out next. I've been running in Cumulus's for about 10 years and I love them but offroad they just don't last. I killed a nearly new pair at the Lakeland trail marathon this year - need something a bit more robust!
20/11/2012 at 21:20

The two occasions I've done this race before I've worn my Mizuno Wave Ascend and they have been great actually, cushioning for the rocky gnarly stuff and a bit of grip too BUT I've always got bad blisters around my toes from them ... am going to trial them with my Injinji socks but think they are just a bit too wide hence the blisters and I KNOW the Inov8's fit are good (well they did the SDW100 well for me after just a couple of runs beforehand!!) and I got just two blisters off them.  Shoes are always the BIG question aren't they?  I've got some cheap New Balance Minimus I am wearing a bit to work on strengthening my feet in general.

21/11/2012 at 11:13

ive thought about wave ascends because I wear Mizuno (wave inspire) for my road shoe and I love them.

I like the LA Sportivas (comfortable and supportive) but I have noticed they aren't very hard-wearing. they are starting to fall to bits.

21/11/2012 at 11:54

I've got some La Sportiva crosslites but they just don't seem comfortable in the longer runs and are a bit wide so feet slide forward on downhills, a shame as I love the grippy lugs on the bottom. I used to run in the Wave Inspires until start of this year - went to replace and found the newer models are waaaaay roomier than the older styles - I have narrow bony feet. Gutted as I loved those shoes.  I'd say, if you are happy with a shoe with more cushioning that the Inov8 range then the ascends are pretty good actually.

23/11/2012 at 21:54

Well I finally ordered a pair of 315's from Amazon for £59.99!!! Mrs D putting them away for my Christmas. Only a month or so until i can wear them. Ho ho ho.

 

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