Why start at Tyndrum,why not go the whole hog and start at Milngavie,its only another 53 miles after all. I'm doing the West Highland Way race in June so might just keep heading north after ( in my dreams)
Long,tough and beautiful.That seems to be the three words that most ultra runners would use to describe their favourite races.Its also three words that describe the Cape Wrath trail from Fort William,almost 200 miles makes it a bit of a challenge but I know I'd enter if it existed.
Got to agree with Bruce,it was a real shame to have the course cut short,it was to have been my first attempt at a 100 mile race. I didn't do any other ultras this year simply because there was none in the UK that could anywhere near match the ascent and descent of the UTMB so just got myself up and down the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia relentlessly. It seemed to work as I was still finding no problem with the ups and downs and I'm pretty sure I would have completed the whole course.Oh and definately the best atmosphere I have experienced at a race,simply amazing..Still currently trying to explain to the other half,"yes I know I have a finishers waistcoat,but I dont feel as though I've really done the UTMB,so I've got to try again" Seems reasonable to me?
Well one things for certain Lirish,the waterproof gear has been tested to the max. I did get a lot of blank looks when asking for a waterproof with 50,000 schmiebers? So bought the TNF that they recommend.