My longest training run will be the Highland Fling on Saturday at 53miles (eep!). I will use the race to practise my WHW race pacing so it will not be a PB (must put my ego away and not race!!). Racing at WHWrace pace will allow me to estimate realistically my splits for my crew to meet me and work out what I will need from them at different stages and know where my low points might come. So now just about to pack and already seen the amazing Liz Bennet of Body Balance Sport massage who supporting me this year and has massaged my legs which now feel awesome and ready for fast hiking/slow running across Scotland!
The Fling is an unsupported race so here is my race plan!
3.15am – Wake up (lol, like I will sleep!!)
3:45am – Coach leaves from Tyndrum Visitor Centre, FK20 8RY, going to the race start in Milngavie.
4:30am – 5:45am – Race registration at race start, Milngavie Station car park, bring drop bags to race start and put into checkpoint vehicles & bring kit bags (for finish at Tyndrum) to race start and put into large truck.
5:45am – Race Director’s race briefing for all runners
6:00am – Race start. Run 53 miles to Tyndrum
Race number: 344 & Max is 343 (How brill are our numbers!)
Splits and checkpoints
|Drymen||12.6 miles||20km||8.30am||2hr30 7.5min/km|
|Balmaha||19.8 miles||32km||drop bags||10am||4hr 7.5min/km|
|Rowardennan||27.2 miles||44km||7 hrs (1pm)
|Inversnaid||34.5miles||55km||drop bags||2pm||8hr 11min/km|
|Beinglas||40.9 miles||66km||11hr15 (5.15pm)
|A82 road||50-ish miles||80km||14hr15 (8.15pm)||7pm||13hr 10.7min/km|
The race is collecting for East Dunbartonshire food bank, so we will bring some donations to registration.
Foil blanket – Phone -Photographic ID
- Brooks Caldera Trainers
- Smart wool socks
- Calf sleeves
- Running shorts
- mini kilt
- grey or purple long sleeve (weather dependent, grey is warmer)
- sports bra
- T shirt (incase)
- Omm rain coat
- Suunto watch
- Race vest pack with 2x500ml soft bottle.
- Fling buff
IN MY VEST I PACK
- 1st aid kit = 2x paracetamol capsules, iboprofen gel, blister plaster, couple of various sized plasters, diarolyte, imodium capsule, silver blanket.
- waterproof bag with spare T shirt, spare long sleeve, buff, fingerless rugby gloves (have grip) and thin hat
- 2x 500ml water soft bottles
- watch face
- phone in plastic sandwich bag
- food (salt cashews and dried cranberries)
Balmaha – Crisps, coffee, pizza, electrolyte
Rowerdennen – chocolate milk, cheese and pickle sandwich, potatoes, rice pudding, electrolyte
Inversnaid – snickers, sports drink, Imodium and plasters, shot blocks
Beinglas -Coffee drink, rice pudding, crisps, oat cakes, coke, haribo, gels,
Pancakes, maybe doughnuts, probably pizza…
protein shake with milkshake, curry, chips and beer 🙂
Shower, sleep, party
next day… run?