Final Ben Lomond run for a while

I’ve really enjoyed my weekly trips up and down Ben Lomond over the last number of weeks but this one on Wednesday night will probably be my last until next year. Initially I was going to be on my own but Jonny was feeling better and so was keen to join me.

We set off about 4.45pm and headed up our normal Ptarmigan ridge.  Jonny has also entered the Lakeland 100 for next year so we spent most of the way up chatting about the route, our training plans and generally looking ahead to next year.

Last week when I did my double trip I was thinking about how I felt and how it was going all the way but this time as we chatted the time flew by and after 1hr 19mins we were at the top.

It was a bit hazy so the photo is not the clearest ….

ben lomond 10 sept

We had a good solid run down and I’m really pleased with how strong my quads feel. I’m certainly ready for all those steps on the Hardmoors 60 route!

We completed the run in 2hrs 09mins 45secs feeling good and having had a great run.

On Thursday night I ran a steady 5.37miles at 7.33 pace feeling strong.  I have just 3 runs to go before the Hardmoors 60.

Thanks to everyone who has sent in a guess for my ‘Guess My Time’ competition.  I’ve had an amazing response with over 80 guesses already.  I think the prize offered by http://www.ultramarathonrunningstore.com has encouraged lots of folk to have a go!  You have until next Thursday 18th September to enter.

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