Dufftown is 3h 30min drive from home. That is for us living in Mallaig. This race was my 1st big hill race way back before my 1st Ben Nevis Race.. 8 years ago? I think. 22km and 1500m of elevation is pretty challenging and a good test to find out possible outcome racing the big old Ben Race next month. My personal best is 2h 24min in Ben Rinnes Race 5 tops, Ben Nevis 2h 3min.
My training for many months was focused on strength and stamina over long distances. I am super excited to race here again after 3 years break and to find out where I stand at.
It feels really weird getting ready for this race as I been here many times before. I can’t really explain it because I don’t know how. I know I am ready and I am going to have a great time.
I have my support team with me. They are always there! I promised them I will have a great time and the best run ever.
Ashley, Maiya and Freya will enjoy the fun stuff that the Games will offer on the day. I will do some type 2 fun stuff up the hills. The things we do for fun.. eh? Looking forward to joining them after the race on the bouncy castle!
Post race write up coming up.