Highland Fling

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06/03/2013 at 21:32

I did the Jedburgh ultra in October. 38 miles. It was a great race but very very very muddy. tough going. excellent, varied route though, and a friendly vibe.

 

 

06/03/2013 at 21:56

sounds perfect then ... I like things that are very muddy and tough going - gives me a perfect excuse to not have to try and go at a speed and chat all the way around

07/03/2013 at 03:52

yep

i remember being very disappointed with my time as I crossed the line, until I noticed that I was quite high up in the field. lot of good runners behind me. times are all relative when you are knee high in mud

19/03/2013 at 09:52

Not long now until the Fling  haven't raced much this year so a little nervous but it's an awesome race and will be lovely to see everyone again

WiB
19/03/2013 at 11:22

I'm nervous because I am very slow at the moment but fortunately have plenty of time to overtrain in the next few weeks

Don't forget to save yourself for your CR run at 3 Forts just after

WiB
19/03/2013 at 12:42

Define 'slow' WIB, I doubt that is actually true!!

19/03/2013 at 18:31

still no long run

don't panic!

19/03/2013 at 20:36
How far is a 'long' run tba? I did a 20 miler yesterday, cannot run today - strange ankle pain! Hopefully it's something minor. May try again tomorrow.
19/03/2013 at 21:12

i'd say over 20 miles. couple in the high teens but life/desire has gotten in the way so far.

hopefully it'll pass andy.

21/03/2013 at 14:26

WiB - you'll never be slow!

WiB
21/03/2013 at 15:25

We'll see in a couple of days I have taken the taper for it very seriously by killing myself on the track last night. 90 mins of hilly tempo running tonight should see me suitably tired for saturday morning

Suggested a long run next Fri as its bank holiday. Not sure what the plan is but would be good to get a few people out for one... whatcha reckon?

WiB
21/03/2013 at 18:52

good plan!!

22/03/2013 at 12:25

WiB...ah yes the FKT Good Friday trail run....I would have liked to but I can't make that morning....and anyway it's HF taper time for me

Is your race still going ahead on Sat - if so best of luck

WiB
22/03/2013 at 14:06

haha... tapering!

Yeah it's still on as far as I know, I have washed a pair of shorts and t-shirt so I must be going racing

WiB
01/04/2013 at 21:22

took a run out from milngavie to balmaha and was diverted through drymen due to felling (due to finish in June)..and noticed that Conic Hill was closed!

Will the course be different from usual?

 

01/04/2013 at 21:59
I'm not to hopeful I'll make this one now - bad ankle has stopped me running for 10 days . Will make the call on Friday!
02/04/2013 at 08:50

that's a pity mate. give yourself a good chance, though, my preparation has been far from ideal either, but I am going to give it a bash anyway.

WiB
02/04/2013 at 10:21
the dude abides wrote (see)

took a run out from milngavie to balmaha and was diverted through drymen due to felling (due to finish in June)..and noticed that Conic Hill was closed!

Will the course be different from usual?

 

Have not heard anything about course changes, just checked on the site and on the FB page too. Can we sneak a couple hundred people through?

WiB
02/04/2013 at 20:19

Check out www.west-highland-way.co.uk news.  It looks like felling in Garadhban Forest and the Conic Hill path improvements may have finished by race day? btw hope they don't improve the path too much ...

02/04/2013 at 21:58

Hiya T-Rex

Thanks for the link. Certainly looks so. The information available on the trail said that Conic will be clear by race day but that parts of the Garadhban Forest won't be completely clear until June.
 But it was a bit vague.

I hope they just tarmac the whole lot

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