Anyway it's almost two weeks since the Lakes 80km and I am still feeling strong. My running has eased off a little but I have still been out in the Scottish Highlands due to some rather strange stable weather. I made a trip over to the Isle of Arran to do a little circuit there I have always been meaning to do. Normally I like the loop from the ferry slip , Goatfell , Saddle , Cir Mhor , A'Chir Ridge , Glen Rosa and back to the boat home. This time however from the top of Cir Mhor I headed north up to Caisteal Abhail , over the witches step and along the ridge down to Sannox Bay. It's a cracking loop. The run up Goatfell is always brilliant. I love the normal trail up there as it's never too steep and you can run the entire line up.
|Summit of Goatfell looking out towards the rest of the days peaks|
|Running along this is awesome|
|Another Goatfell summit selfie|
|First Chimney of Tower Ridge|
|Just past the gap. Nice and frosty!|
|Can't beat the Ben on a sunny day|
|Heading up to the Col|
|What a view of the Cuillin Ridge|
|The horrendous scree gully is just to the right of my head|
I need to give a big shout out to Larabar , Nectar Fuel and For Goodness Shakes for helping me out this past summer with my nutrition. Their products fuel me through all these epic races and training days and long may it continue. Thanks guys!!!
And finally I managed to get some of Woody's Colorado pictures off of her so I have attached some at the bottom here for y'all to have a look........
|Canyonlands , Utah|
|This picture makes me smile every time I see it|
|More Canyonlands epicness|
|The Needles area|
|Probably the best mornings run ever|
|Running up Mt Sneffels in the San Juan's CO|
|More Needles area|
|Canyonlands. Pictures just don't do this place justice!!|
|About to embark on my 2nd 100 miler. What a race it ended up being.|
Bring on 100 miler number 3 next year.