Reflections on 2019: Dreams, Goals and Injury

Goals (and Dreams) This year I set myself 2 goals: A marathon PB and a 1st club standard. I achieved one of them. A dream came true when I ran the London Marathon, loving every minute of it (despite prior nerves that it might just all be too much). The plan thereafter had been to … Continue reading Reflections on 2019: Dreams, Goals and Injury

West Highland Way Adventures: The Last Chapter

Day 5: Bridge of Orchy to Kinlochleven Awoke feeling very refreshed after a great night’s sleep at Tigh na Fraoch. Whenever we stay in Tyndrum (which we do fairly regularly to access the hills) this is our accommodation of choice. Heather, a lovely host, really makes it feel like coming ‘home’. It was good to … Continue reading West Highland Way Adventures: The Last Chapter

West Highland Way Adventures: Part 2

Day 3: Rowardennan to Inverarnan Having felt like I’d not slept at all - no idea why, but I saw many hours on the clock - we set off from Rowardennan in the knowledge that this would be a tough day. The route largely hugs the lochside throughout, climbing gently up and down, over stony … Continue reading West Highland Way Adventures: Part 2

West Highland Way Adventures: Part 1

Day 1: Milngavie to Balmaha Starting in Milngavie, having met the friendly chap from ‘Go Haggis’ baggage carriers at the Premier Inn, we managed to successfully navigate our way out of the town centre, although not before accosting a local for the obligatory photograph. Heading through Mugdock Park we were among the Sunday runners and … Continue reading West Highland Way Adventures: Part 1

Prologue: West Highland Way

Our journey started from Fort William, leaving the car at the B & B after a relaxed overnight stay. We were rather delighted to find that the Black Isle Bar had opened and enjoyed a mighty fine pizza and a refreshing beverage (or two). Company was good and we enjoyed chatting to others, whiling away … Continue reading Prologue: West Highland Way