Haven't been on here for a while but still running, just popped on to say that I took part in the Great Tartan Skidaddle on Sat, Inversnaid to Callander on the new Trossachs Trail. 31 miles of views, lochs and hills, would thoroughly recommend it to anyone, small field but the slow runners were given at least as much encouragement as the leaders and a well marked route with hot drinks and cakes at the finish. Don't think it's that well known about so just letting folks know!
Pentland Skyline Race - A lot different to anything I've done before and though it's a lovely run on a lovely route which I would happily run again not sure I would take part in the race again. They have a 2.15 cutoff at 8.5 miles, shortly after half way and while they let me through at 2.20 I spent a good part of the first half thinking they wouldn't and Peter got timed out with the " sweeper" telling him he should drop out from about 4 miles in, not the sort of ethos you see in ultras or indeed most road races. Despite being slower than " cut off " pace I finished in 4.30, an hour ahead of the official last and was able to relax a bit in the second half. Thick mist on the first two summits but the day cleared after that with pretty perfect running conditions.
So signed up to the Fling, now how to manage to train enough without getting injured between then and now!?
TP - sounds like a fun(mainly) event! Well done! Hope you recover quickly from the fall and the chest infection.
This falling seems to be a bit of a hazard. Fortunately mainly recovered from my fall but front teeth still not in working order unfortunately.
Off tonight to attempt to dodge the half way time cutoff at Pentland Skyline. Not sure there's much chance of it for me but been talked into the attempt. May be a fun night on the boat with no cabins free as it's school hols.
Helga, sounds like a good ultra to start with. Sadly I've missed all mine this year, still wanting to gatecrash Glen Ogle! Lots of good comments about Tiree ultra too I hear.
57.5 - Thanks for making me laugh! Having worked with an orthopod who used his teenage sons to relocate his dislocated shoulder I did wonder in retrospect if I could have pushed them back myself but was glad of the local anaesthetic and the skill of our young oral surgeon!
Not laughing so much about the 4 week running ban and sad to miss the Speyside Way and other delights (Rousay Half though I may walk it this weekend it's not the same!).
Christmas things, completely ridiculous!!!!
You should have come up for the Orkney 100 in July 57.5, but if you find a Nov marathon please let me know! Missed entries for GO 33 which is a shame too.