Highland Fling

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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.


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!
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.

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.


24/11/2012 at 21:37

Dude - on the waiting list as well. Not sure what I have let myself in for.

I love inspires too but didn't do well with the wave ascends, find it hard to find enough off road stretches to train on to be honest.

25/11/2012 at 09:49


you've let yourself in for a really fun day out.

right. i might stick with what I've got. they are slightly flimsy but have done the job and are very snug.

25/11/2012 at 17:04

Hooray Elspeth .

New pair of Flyroc's coming for me soon .

25/11/2012 at 17:16

Yay Elspeth! At last

20/12/2012 at 19:40

well, 5 weeks now since my last meaningful run due to a knee injury. Only a couple of 5 mile runs under my belt in the last week. Starting to get nervous.

20/12/2012 at 21:31

bummer. what's the long term outlook knee wise?

still lots of time mate.

if it makes you feel any better my training has been 'relaxed' shall we say. ever day is a recovery run.

21/12/2012 at 20:37
Hi Paul, I echo what the dude says, just over 4 months to go, so still time to steadily increase your mileage. I've only run once in the past 5 weeks after a minor bout of pneumonia, so I'm starting tomorrow slowing picking up mileage with a goal firstly to get round the fling, with anything else a bonus.

Anyway best of luck and I'm sure you'll be fine.
21/12/2012 at 21:00
Paul - don't worry too much. 4 months is loads of time. I am in a similar position but with a 100 in 6 weeks just build back up as it allows and get the opinion and advice of a physio if you can.
24/12/2012 at 20:33

Thanks for all the messages of suport. Unfortunetly, i went out for a quick 5 mile trail run on Sunday and seem to have agrivated the knee. Will give it a wee rest over the next few days (sitting on sofa, having a few beers and choccy). Have a good Christmas everyone.   

17/01/2013 at 14:30

ahoy. how are you all faring now?

i'm very......fat. but apart from that running ok.

17/01/2013 at 14:38

I was just thinking about this race!

Really looking forward to it, looks like there are some fast runners entered. I have a 100 in a couple of weeks but The Fling will get my full attention after that.

tda - Plenty of time to hit racing weight yet

Edited: 17/01/2013 at 14:39
17/01/2013 at 18:03
Looking forward to it more than any of the other races I've signed up for. Upped the training now. Did my first 20 miler of the year today.

Hoping the post Christmas digits coming from the scales will soon start subsiding!
17/01/2013 at 21:20

oddly i'm moving ok considering. which means that (when/if) i shift 8 lbs or so, i should be looking good. That's the theory

ive not been unhealthy. it's just we had the in-laws staying and wor lass's mum is an amazing cook.

glad to hear you are all geared up for it. WiB - what's the 100?

20miler. looking good Andy. is this your first fling?


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