I set up this blog (Oct 06) to record my training and thoughts in preparing for the 2007 WHW Race – a 95 mile ultra race from Milngavie to Fort William.
I have now run 52 ultras over the past 14 years including the whw 6 times and you can read all about them, watch my race videos and lots more by using the tabs at the top of the blog.
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Category Archives: Highland Fling
I was interested to compare my David Cummings 7mile Handicap race time from Sunday with last year. The race in 2011 was 10days after the Fling whereas this year it was a week before. Anyway last year I ran it … Continue reading
This morning I was up and out by 6.20am for my easy Friday run. I felt good and spent the whole run visualising how Katrina & I might get on in the Fling which is now just 8 days away. … Continue reading
Even though I’m not really training hard I still find it difficult to not go for a run when I’ve planned to do so. This morning I was busy at work helping my colleagues with a cross country event and … Continue reading
I went into Run4it in Glasgow with the intention of buying another pair of inov-8 Roclites but I was concerned that they have worn so much on the heel. The assistant explained that they aren’t really designed for road running. … Continue reading
I’ve been busy this morning …. I’ve updated my (unofficial) list of pb’s for the Highland Fling. If you see any mistakes please let me know … Highland Fling Personal Bests I’m off to Glasgow with Katrina to buy a … Continue reading
I love the chip system as it gives accurate splits for every runner. So I’ve done a spread sheet with everyone’s positions at each checkpoint and overall position at each checkpoint. There were a couple of leg times not shown … Continue reading
Here is a map of my run yesterday …. Here are my splits for the race compared to my 9.55 plan …. Basically I was on target until Inversnaid (34miles) but I was finding the heat tough to deal with … Continue reading
With less than 2 days to go before the Fling I went out for a very gentle run on Brodie Park. My aim was to imagine I was running the first 4 miles or so on Saturday, aiming for around … Continue reading
I love the fact that there are so many ways to approach running ultras. Not everyone shares what they do on blogs or facebook etc but those that do give an insight into how different people train and prepare. I … Continue reading