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Scottish Runners

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:24
Sounds good run Mrs Mac, that would be good to hear about these runs though I might only get to one v occasionally when I had the Friday off to travel - might not be up to 30 miles either!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 16:47
Oh nice puffin t shirt too though a bit big!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 16:46
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.

Hi everyone else.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 19:16
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!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 14:11
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!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 16:26
Shame for CC - such appalling weather to be out in though,hope she manages
to get home without too much hassle in these conditions. Well done on getting so far.

Only managed 8.3 miles myself, it's been worse than previous days, reduced to a standstill at points and then when I gave up and cut through town a horrible hail
and lightning storm, so glad to get home!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 13:34
In the spirit of supporting CC I have just been out in gales, sleet, hail and lightning, but only for 12.5 miles. Was enough, fun but going into the wind was
slow stuff!

Hope she keeps warm and safe!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:06
TP - relaxing gardening - is that possible!

CC - all the very best with the Spine and hope for decent weather for you. Is there any way of following the race? I hope to do Dirty 30 again just so long as I can avoid injury but so far dont' want to be too optimistic.

A poor year mileage wise for me, I stopped counting when I got injured in Feb, lots of bike miles though which I guess was something and even a few swim ones!

Yet again entered Loch katrine, would be nice to actually end up running it for a change, if not I may be marshalling again too! Where is your 72 hour event Mrs Mac?

Not too bad a start to the year here running wise.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 12:36
Oh no TP, my oven keeps switching itself off at the minute so can sympathise but behaved itself yesterday and had a pretty good day albeit minus half the family!

Just in from a slippery slidey 8 miles, had to change route umpteen times in the hope of finding less icy ground but it was all bad so just glad to get home in one piece! Roads and pavements icy as anything and ungritted. Stay safe everyone!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 12:36
Oh no TP, my oven keeps switching itself off at the minute so can sympathise but behaved itself yesterday and had a pretty good day albeit minus half the family!

Just in from a slippery slidey 8 miles, had to change route umpteen times in the hope of finding less icy ground but it was all bad so just glad to get home in one piece! Roads and pavements icy as anything and ungritted. Stay safe everyone!
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