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Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:54
Yes Tricia that was us! Sorry thought you were just shy! Great weekend though the run was tough! Good luck for the fling.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:23
First time to do the whole thing for me 57.5. Like to do it again in better weather though! We only meant to do Stromness to yesnaby and back but the bit from Black hill to Yesnaby was pretty horrible underfoot and we didn't fancy repeating it. Got easier further north.

Nice 18 in Speyside.

Just out and about on the bike this afternoon, too cold to stay out for long though!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 14:00
Welcome all new folk!

57.5 - Well done in inverness half, it's a while since I did that one. Spent last Sat doing Stromness to Birsay along the edge! Very wet underfoot and blustery but good fun.

Tricia - sounds like a nice run. Look forward to seeing you at Loch Katrine. It may be slow going for me as haven't really trained enough, too scared about getting injured.

Mrs mac - Well done with a superb time at D33 yesterday. Can't imagine going sub 5! But the big question has to be was there flapjack?

Only 12miles for me yesterday, sort of tapering though not much to taper from! Wondering what the weather has in store for next weekend.

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!
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