Amazing how time passes when you are moving house and organising a wedding. Since Glen Coe skyline I have raced loads and completely failed to blog. A quick look through Strava says: Serre Chevalier Skyrace, Two Breweries Hill Race, Pentland Skyline, Run of the Mill hill race, Antoinine Trail race, National Cross Country relays.
Too much time has passed to blog these properly so lets for the record sum them up in a few words:
Serre Chevalier: Wet, big big climbs, cold and long. Lots of men with long poles and white compression gear. Fun to do my first race in the alps. Regretted not taking the bike and cycing up Col du Galibier afterwards. Next year…
Two Breweries: A point to point hill race that finishes at a brewery, pretty much the perfect race. Though Broughton Brewery need to try harder with their beers. I need to try harder running up hills.
Pentland Skyline: Similar to Two Breweries in length and ascent but finishes at a ski centre instead of a brewery, therefore much less fun.
Run of the Mill hill race: great wee late season blast through the Ochils with one of the most fun descents in any Scottish Hill race. As in previous years the post race food at the No.5 inn featured the saltiest soup in the world. No chance of suffering from hyponatremia over the next few weeks.
National XC relays: running round a park in Cumbernauld with lots of stupidly fast people. More fun than it sounds.
Right, a lazy blog but as I said moving house and planning a wedding fair eats into your spare time. Next weekend features double racing, Tinto and Round 2 of Borders XC in Dunbar. I really am starting to enjoy the shorter stuff.