Posted: Yesterday at 23:38
Race report: highland fling 2016:
53vmile ultra on the lower half of the west highland way, from Milngavie to Tyndrum.
This was my second crack at this race, although I have done anothe 50 miles+ ultra- this one is Hilly!
Race start is at 6am, so an early start- porridge made up with FRIJJ chocolate milk- after that , my main nutrition wasv tailwind, plus a few snacks- Clif bars, shot bloks, crisps, and babybel cheeses.
Chilly, but minimal wind, and virtulay no rain.
I started off at the same pace as last year- through first 3 cp's within 1 or 2 minute of last year's time, but the last few miles went better than last year- I was barely able to run, even on the downhills, for the last 10 miles, wheras this time, I was able to kep going in small chunks.
Finished in 14:13.23. 629th out of 673. A 10 minute PB on my only previosu attempt last yeaer.
No chaffing, no blisters, full set of toenails. Now having a curry and glass of red wine. All good!