West Highland Way

The West Highland Way Race: Kinlochleven to Fort William

The West Highland Way Race: Kinlochleven to Fort William

The third instalment of my 2015 West Highland Way Race experience.

Sarah was supporting me for this last section. I knew as we set out that she would definitely be taking the lead and that her quiet strength and determination would get me through it. During the decent to Kinlochleven and whilst I was in the centre I had been mentally adjusting my expectations and frustrations.  Pace had slowed dramatically and time at checkpoint was longer than I had planned.

The West Highland Way Race: Beinglas to Kinlochleven

The West Highland Way Race: Beinglas to Kinlochleven

The second instalment of my 2015 West Highland Way Race.

It took a few minutes to get going as my sore arse and elbow realised that they were not getting any sympathy or respite. More steady progress and passing a few people. Through the sheep tunnel and up the hill and just as I was approaching cow poo alley I caught my toe and down I went sliding along the track: ooft.

West Highland Way Race: Milngavie to Beinglas

West Highland Way Race: Milngavie to Beinglas

The first instalment of my 2015 West Highland Way Race experience.

The West Highland Way Race (WHWR) is the jewel in the crown of the Scottish ultra marathons. It is that pinnacle that many of us aspire to. For me, rightly or wrongly, it was something that I felt I had to do to truly become a full card carrying member of the Scottish Ultra family.

The 'A' Race

The 'A' Race

Decisions, decisions: a procrastinator’s guide to choosing their ‘A’ race.

 

The ‘A race’ is the race that is your focus of the year/season: the race that that all your training and all your other racing activity should be preparation for. To be honest not a thing that ever really featured in my running until last year. Up to that point it was simple and carefree: sign up for a number of races based on a strategy of ‘I fancy that one’.