GLENCOE MARATHON GATHERING OCT 1ST 2017

Only 2 Lomies as far as I know did this race, myself and Colin Wilson….We all set off at 9am from the Red Squirrel Campsite in 5 minute waves in the pouring rain and wind! A slight uphill start but not too much, my knee was strapped up because of a niggle but it disappeared after a couple of miles! It was wet feet from the off and mud and bog..relentless bog which went on for miles right up to the Devils Staicase..halfway was in Kinlochleven, a quick stop for me (but Colin never stopped at any!😱) and on I went with the others for a climb into the Mamores which was very up and up before it felt like it was a down! A long flooded and stony pathway thru the hills stretched out in front that seemed to go on forever, there was pit stop partway down but I chose to stop at the last one on the route before the descent into Glen Nevis( hot Mango juice, crackers and cheese and port! wasted 10 minutes there oops!) It gave me renewed energy for the finish…it took a while of ups and downs before the steep descent, but I could hear the guy on the microphone in the distance and it spurred me on to the finish.

This race was brill..would have been even better in good weather! My time..Carole Mallett…6.59.30…Colin Wilson …5.15.07

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