On a rainy Saturday morning we took a wee trip to Rowardennan. The West Highland passes through Rowardennan before heading off into the relative wilderness of the East side of Loch Lomond. After many years the “Low Road” has been cleared, the path upgraded and it is now open to walkers and runners once more.… Continue reading …and I’ll take the Low Road
I have just spent a couple of days at the Highland Fling training weekend in Tyndrum. Although I am not running either the Fling or the WHW this year it was good to spend time with like minded souls, enjoy some wine and some hard training. I spent some time running with Amanda Hamilton who… Continue reading Every Day is a School Day
The WHW Race is so much more than just 2 days in June. It is now half way through November which means that is it is half way through the entry period for the West Highland Way Race 2014. Lots of people will be waiting anxiously for the end of November to discover whether or… Continue reading WHW Race – Just 2 days in June?
That’s the thing about being a glass half empty sort of person – while running is not really an enjoyable experience, NOT running is an even worse experience. I am injured. Nothing serious, but bad enough that I am NOT running. My Achilles and its eponymous niggle has flared up again. I have had this… Continue reading Oh Flax! Ouch. Grumble. Mutter.
The dust has settled, the West Highland Way Race report has been written and the 2013 WHW Race consigned to history. Living inside the intense race bubble was an incredible experience and I found it difficult to give up the adrenaline and support network which existed in that bubble and return to real life. Physically… Continue reading West Highland Way Race – time for reflection
The annual race from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William in the heart of the Scottish highlands has always seemed to embody such high levels of madness, endurance and athleticism as to be way beyond the grasp of ordinary mortals like me. At the start of this adventure I didn’t know if I would be… Continue reading West Highland Way Race Report
It is Tuesday 18 June. I have two more days to work this week and then it will be time for the West Highland Way Race. I am for the most part packed. I have made my choices and piled a mountain of gear ready to be crammed into the van on Friday. My support… Continue reading Nearly there
“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it” – Bill Cosby Shamelessly pinched this from Scott Jurek’s Blog. With just one week to go until the start of the west Highland Way Race and my huge step into the unknown of a 95 mile ultra, it somehow seemed appropriate
It is getting to that time when I have to make some decisions about what kit I will wear on the West Highland Way Race. After much trial and error, I am just about settled on my kit list. So barring exceptional weather I shall be wearing some combination of the following: OMM Kamleika Smock … Continue reading WHW Race Kit List