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Ben Nevis Race

I was surprised to receive a call from the Ben Nevis Race secretary offering me a place just three weeks before the race. Assuming I wouldn't get a place, I had entered to run in the Glasgow half marathon on the following day. In spite of my…

Big Ben Nevis Triathlon

1.2mile swim (Loch Linnhe), 56mile mountain bike (4 laps of Cow Hill / Glen Nevis) and 13mile run (involving a not insignificant hill).Not exactly a hill race but it was pretty hilly so I thought it sort of counted. First of all, I survived…

Ben Nevis 2009

Well at least the torrential rain on Saturday meant that Glen Coe looked spectacular on the drive up, with waterfalls off every bit of hill you could actually see through the cloud. But I wasn’t looking forward to getting out of the warm…

Ben Nevis

And what joy, think ye, did they feel after the exceeding long and troublas ascent? - after Scrambling, pushing Lifting,gasping Looking, hoping Despairing, climbing Loosing, gathering Talking, stepping Grumbling,…

Ben Nevis

Nevis time again and heavy rain throughout Friday night but a forecast of improvement on Saturday afternoon. In fact the better weather arrived in the morning so it looked like near-perfect weather for the race - cool and showery. At the registration…

Ben Nevis

1st September 2007Ian Holmes clocked up his 6th win in 1:32:57, and Angela Mudge was first woman in 1:48:28. The weather was fairly cool and driech, but perfect temperature for running.I set out nice and slowly, before picking up places on the…

Ben Nevis

Weather absolutely boiling.With lesley ready to produce no.2 child anyday it was touch and go if i was going to be at the starting line at all, however the tike stayed 'indoors' long enough for me to carry out my annual suicide on the Ben.Had…

Ben Nevis

6th September 1997The PoliticsThe race committee got it right and let the Ben Race go ahead in spite of the public hysteria about Diana's funeral. Sad it was; end of the civilized world it was not. More importantly the race was a fitting memorial…

Ben Nevis

1991 Still too good to be an SHRA Championship event! In spite of the world cup a good field assembled, well this is a hill race for category 'A' runners, not the category 'B' runners in the Scottish team in Switzerland; Mark Rigby excepted.On…