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Highlander

Myself and James originally entered this way back in the winter but James decided to pull out due to being soft... Anyway luckily I spotted Iain doing some stuff on strava meaning he was back on dry land. He seemed keen to do the race, and I…

Meanwhile, up North...

... team Thurlbeck and Roper were competing in the Highlander Mountain Marathon 15 miles north of Ullapool in the area of Ben More Assynt, Conival, Canisp and Suilven: two days of competitive scampering over glorious countryside in the warm…

Highlander Mountain Marathon 2014 B class

Highlander Mountain Marathon 2014 B class with Peter Harper That time of the year again, the first of the Mountain Marathons, and what better place than Glenfinnan for the Highlander Mountain Marathon.  I did the Highlander last year for…

Dundonnell

We were prepared. We were keen. We'd trained hard(ish). We were ready. However, this being our first mountain marathon, our collective experience was precisely zero. What could possibly go wrong? With secrecy their watchword, the organisers…

What I learnt from my first mountain marathon

1. 4 years old is actually rather old for a pair of Innovates. If you make comments like 'I'll wear them til they fall to pieces', you're likely to end up regretting it. 2. Should the soles come off your shoes half way through Day 1 of a mountain…