Highland Fling

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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 09:56

woo hoo Elspeth, looking forward to meeting you

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.
21/12/2012 at 23:16

I agree with all of above, I wouldn't start panicing yet ... when I first did this in 2011, I didn't do any 'meaningful' long runs until the New Year - by that I mean anything over 12 miles - and got round just fine on the day, well within the timescales. Within the proper training period from Jan-April I had time out with a horrific cold and several niggles. So DON'T PANIC!!!  I have also been doing 'relaxed' training - I like that term

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?


17/01/2013 at 21:47
Found a new route which always makes the miles go by quicker - along the derwent trail to Rowlands Gill and back down the tanfield trail. ( I'm guessing you know the area tda by your wording!) the scenery was stunning covered in snow.

Yep first fling, have a trail marathon planned for next month as preparation.

Will it be your first one?
27/02/2013 at 15:02

8 weeks...

27/02/2013 at 15:07


TP100 first for me..... in less than 4 weeks !!!

I guess the Fling is going to be even more of a stagger this year for me than it usually is . Preparing to come last and enjoy the views!!!!

27/02/2013 at 15:20

I have just seen the facebook post about drop bags. I guess it is just a case of sticking your number and the aid station to go to on them?

To be honest I will probably not use the drop bag option unless it is just to have a couple of extra gels available in the 2nd half.

Good luck at TP100

27/02/2013 at 15:29

Thanks WiB . Looking forward to it now the river levels have dropped, wasnt looking forward to wading / big diversions!

Yep - drop bags just need your number and station. They usually have four cars at the start - boot open - one going to each separate station, so none of the bags get mixed up.

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