Ben Lomond Loop

This week I’ve had four good runs finishing with a great run around Ben Lomond.

Monday – Club Fartlek Session

There was a good group for our Monday night session which was 10 x 3mins with 90 sec recovery. I was feeling okay and tried to push as hard as could for the whole session.


Wednesday – Run after work Pollok Park

I was busy at lunchtime so decided to run after work before going home as I often find it harder to get home and then go out for a run!

It was just after 4pm when I set off and by the time I finished 48 mins later it was pitch dark! I had taken that into account when I decided to run around Pollok Park.

Fortunately no mishaps but it was a bit tricky in the dark.

Thursday – Run at lunch time

I had time to run at lunch time so took my trail shoes and did another loop of Pollok Park but this time off road. I love the fact that I can run the majority of this run keeping off the tarmac.

Saturday – Ben Lomond Loop

Marco likes to organise a social run around Ben Lomond in the build up to Christmas. I think it is a good excuse to get out of Christmas shopping and I’m more than happy to join him.

Quite a few friends were invited but we ended up with 6 of us. Marco, Matt, Fionna, Gavin, Kevin and I. It was pretty obvious fairly quickly that I would be at the back of the group but the rest seemed happy to wait for me!


Here are some photos of the day …


Getting ready to run at 9.10am at Rowardennan


Lovely photo of Loch Lomond taken by Marco


Climbing the steep path from the West Highland Way path – yes they disappeared up the hill! 


Ben Lomond from the side you don’t often see


Matt, Marco and Kevin striding down the hill. I took this photo to prove I did get ahead of them a few times – but only because they stopped for a comfort break!!


Thanks to Marco for the photo – he was showing off his new iPhone 7 Plus’ portrait mode


Group selfie thanks to Marco


Happy runners with just over a mile to go

Thanks to Marco for organising the run. We all enjoyed a lovely meal at the Oak Tree on the way home where I convinced Matt to go for the Steak and Mushroom Pie. He wasn’t disappointed.

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