Like the sound of these social runs too, some of the best runs aren't races just running in nice places in good company! Problem is knowing when they are and travel.
Speaking of which Lossie Half is a nice race (even if it finishes at military barracks missing out the more scenic bits of Lossie) but a long sail/drive for 2 days for a relatively short race. Feeling a bit travel weary today. Almost everyone came away with PBs, the result of a quite flat course and a back wind.
Even me who's PB was set exactly 10 years ago and I thought would never be repeated though it wasn't a huge one I was delighted.
Good organisation, nice numbers and excellent post race refreshments, met up with 57.5, and another couple of runners who we knew so that was nice too. Seasickness on way down not so nice but better on way home.
Ilksander, welcome back - not done Lairig Ghru but Cragchick who sometimes posts on here has, I think it has a cut off part way through and is fairly tough going so maybe not one for a first ultra unless you are at the speedy end. (Recommend Dirty Thirty in mid June as that mixes runners and walkers and has generous time.
Lots of folk here have done Loch Ness Marathon, good run if you like big races but it is quite crowded these days and takes a while to get to the start on the buses. Great Scottish half I've never done but others here will have.
Mrs Mac - It was sunny and quite warm that day, unlike today's windy extravaganza - being blown backwards, sideways and forwards! Wrapped up in many layers plus hat and jacket! Hope lurgy is short lived.
Would love to join one of these WHW weekends sometime, sounds nice tricia.
57.5 - might be seeing you at Lossie - if the weather is fit to travel down in - though I think you might be finished a good while before us!
Hi all, back from trip to see some of my kids and father in law. Orkney - Edinburgh - Manchester - Glasgow and home in 5 days quite tiring. Not much
running therefore but nice enough 12 miles on Glasgow to Edinburgh canal path on Tues morning, sun out first run in t shirt this year. Next day deep snow on journey north and icy winds on return home!
FFB - you're not selling it to us! What was the programme about north pole?
Back at work Mon, how can a week have gone so soon!