Tuesday, June 23, 2009

West Highland Way Race

Each year some lunatics race the West Highland Way, a 95 mile trail that goes from Glasgow to Fort William through the West Highlands of Scotland.

This years race was held last Saturday and it was fascinating reading the accounts of some of the runners.

John Kynaston has a great blog detailing is preparation for the race and it was good to read that he once again managed to complete the course in under 20 hours. I am not sure if it is a healthy pursuit, but it is some achievement!

There is another account of the race here.

I have walked bits of the route and could not imagine the endurance that these guys have to run it!


John Kynaston said...

Thanks(I think!)Chris.

The whw race is an amazing event and the family of people who do would be quite happy with your description!!

You were only 3mins out with your guess!


Methuselah said...

Can't remember if I've mentioned this before, but the Bob Graham Round in the Lakes is a pretty gruelling challenge, although not quite as far...

Chris said...

Hi there Methuselah

I read a good book the other year about a guy doing the "Bob Graham Feet in the Clouds". Fascinating.

There is a similar challenge in scotland too - the Ramsay round which is another amazing feat of endurance.


Methuselah said...

Chris - great book! I think that's how I came to know about the Bob Graham in the first place. Ramsey round looks comparable actually. Bit more than I would ever be up for!

Chris said...

3 mins!

I'll do better next year!

Fantastic performance John. (from another Everton fan exiled in Scotland)