Well, Laura Martin and I completed this amazing test of fitness and nerve.
Won by Ed Tressider (Dark Peak) in 3:21:51, I finished 172nd (6:13:29) and Laura was ahead of me in 144th overall (5:44:00). The first lady was Sarah Ridgway (Eryri) in 30th position (4:02:29).
Very windy and wet under foot but remarkably we had visibility all the way round – didn’t need the map (this was a definite help).
Went in the bog twice up to my waist and there were two very deep river crossings but got back.
This is a superb trip out but not one to under-estimate. Fantastic Island, friendly locals and a great scene all camping on the hotel lawn, next to the distillery (nice whisky too).
Laura and I were very nervous about this race and ran together for the first half, then Laura went off and I chased along behind.
The climbs were huge – seven mountains and full on crawling, then there were the scree descents and a three mile road run to finish.
Another one I am glad to have done! – but maybe next year….
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