Book your accommodation early for Loch Ness 330. Tends to get a bit busy here that weekend!
I was on a night out in Inverness a few years back on the evening before the Marathon. A heavily laden couple stopped me outside the station and asked for directions to the nearest hostel in halting English. I'm not sure how much they understood of my effort to explain that they had picked the wrong weekend to wing it in this city!
All gone a bit quiet here! Nothing to report myself, not been feeling that great since the Fling so it will be a long taper for Comrades. Weather is not looking great tonight but I'll still at least get out with the dogs for a few miles.
Glad to hear that most people are running well. I had a bit of a lull after the Highland Fling when I picked up a bug, but a week of rest seems to have worked. Will probably do some reasonable miles this weekend, then we are off to Tanzania for some pretty Comrades R and R.
For what it is work John the calculator suggests 6:52 for me (sub 3 marathon, sub 80 half) which is wildly optimistic. I did 8:22 for the down at my one attempt and will probably try to get to half way this time in about half that with the hope of finishing strong.
Fling is great DT17. Big field but impeccably organised.
Well done Merk, sub 3 is always a great result. I only run one marathon a year, can't find the time for more among the Ultras (10ks, halfs, parkruns etc etc)! Can't say I have a plan beyond Comrades this year, but I expect I'll do the Speyside Way race, and the Glen Moray marathon as I've enjoyed both in the past.
Nice routes OH and Elspeth. I would stick to the running myself.