This blog is purely going to be a look back of anything running related last year.
After reviewing what I’ve wrote below it looks like most of 2017 was spent having fun training for a few big races. The training aspect is the journey to get to the finish and that has been the real highlight for last year. The races I’ve noted below were just the icing on the cake. It was incredible to solidify friendships and make new ones, with some arduous runs and scary times, but I wouldn’t trade that for anything. Give me more of that in 2018 and I’ll be a happy bunny, along with 3 or 4 big races and no proper injuries.
Bob Graham Leg 2 on Saturday, Ben Lomond triple on Sunday
That was a big training weekend and probably great one to get ready for the following month.
Sun, sun and more sun! Well apart from the first few hours of wind and rain on the North side of the island, what a beautiful race. I would love to go back and do it again one day, especially since the route has changed.
Lakeland 100 recce
Another nice month of big training weekends and lovely weather!
Glen Lyon Ultra (31 mile) was incredible, what a fun race in a beautiful part of the country, we’d never been there before, the race was well organised and would love to do it again.
Ben Lawers 7 munros then Glen Lyon 4 munros the same weekend.
The highlight was seeing ‘THOUSANDSSSSSS’ of deers running across the path during the 2nd day coming off the final munro, after seeing none at all for the full weekend up until that point.
Cairngorms big weekend with Vicky in pretty bad weather. 2 long days planned: Day 1 had us going through the Chalamain Gap, taking in the 4 munros to the West of the Lairig Ghru, and then following the Lairig Ghru down towards Braemar aided by us hitchhiking. Day 2 had us hitchhiking again back, to Linn of Dee then a full run of the Lairig Ghru before finishing back near Aviemore.
WHW race support and a healthy dose of sleep deprivation
Only a small bit of training left now before the big race at the end of July: Lakeland 100.
After Lakeland, 1000 Mile Socks offered to help me out by keeping my feet blister free and in a normal looking state, despite this abuse they get. They’ve been fantastic so far with a wide range of socks to suit pretty much all weathers.
What a crazy Catalan race, the support was incredible, the vews were amazing and the people were so friendly. This race isn’t as popular as it should be for what you get out of it!
Getting some more Crainlarich munros with Gavin
Then a 5km PB!
Glenshee 4 munros – Whiteout with Alan
Looking forward to some fun times in 2018!