Tonight there were five in our group but I’m afraid we didn’t really run together. Davie, David Mac, John H, Stevie and I started together but after a couple of miles David Mac went a slightly shorter route.
Congratulations to those who have been granted places in the UTMB ballot. I must admit this is a race I would love to do but the logistics haven’t quite worked out. Maybe one day. Commiserations to those who didn’t make it. Hopefully they’ll get a place next year.
As I mentioned the other day the whw night of Inspiration has been announced on the whw forum. In case you missed it ….
BACK BY POPULAR REQUEST
THE 2011 WEST HIGHLAND WAY TRAINING AND INSPIRATION EVENING
WHERE: St Brides Community Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace,(off Dalry Road) Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ Very close to “Run and Become”and Haymarket Train station
WHEN: Wednesday 9th February 7pm -9.30pm ish
WHO and WHAT: Full details still being finalised but will include
IRENE RIACH – Senior Performance Nutritionist at Sportscotland institute of sport in Stirling
DR.JENNY CUTHILL – Who helps Race doctor Chris Ellis at Kinlochleven check point and is well placed to speak on the various traumas and dramas that can take place after 80 miles of running !! and how you can possibly avoid them.
Other experienced race competitors will also offer wisdom on training/ motivation/ kit/ shoes/ support crewing … both individually.. and in a open question and answer session.
More details to follow
WHY: Essential listening and viewing for all runners attempting this truly epic challenge for the first or fifteenth time!
Back up crews welcome as are anyone attempting their own ultra challenges like the Highland Fling/The Devil O’ the Highlands etc
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name /names if you are planning to come so we can get the usual tea/coffee /seats etc sorted.
I’m looking forward to it as it’s always good to meet up with like minded folk and there is always lots of good information and stories. I’ve been asked to make a video of the evening so if you can’t make it I’ll be posting that asap after the event.