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When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

When is RunHighlands going to be announced???


Postby kevsbald » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:22 am

Route description: A Ghlas Bheinn and the Falls of Glomach

Munros included on this walk: A' Ghlas-bheinn

Date walked: 11/06/2018

Time taken: 3.25 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1120m

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It all started 3.5 year ago when my daughter was born. From snatching the odd morning in the hills to "I'll go as fast as I can", my sojourns into the hills were stolen in between fatherhood musts and wants. I had also signed up to a few ultra-marathons in an attempt to get fitter and so it was a logical progression to start running in the hills. I used to meet runners on hills and think they were insane. Shorts, 10-litre packs, hardly any food. Nutters. Now I had become the same. My Munro count had dried up to no more than 3-5 per year and the 282 total seemed as far away as when I first started. However, I was enjoying being on the hills more now and truly appreciated the experience, every time I got into the hills/glens.

This trip would see me grab the last Munro in Kintail (at 3rd time of asking) and head down to see the Falls of Glomach. I was due in Inverness for Exam Board the following day so was up at Kintail for 0830. The weather was kind as it was at the end of some very hot weather. Clear skies and relatively cool at 14. Perfect running weather. I left the Kintail Mountain lodge and started my run. There's possibly a misconception that you run up the hills. I personally am not that fit but ran slowly to the bealach in approximately 45 minutes (5.5km). From here, the views were beautiful and this is a fine area to ingest. The ascent up to the summit was excellent with great views over to the wilds of Sgor Gaorsaic. I had some food and Tailwind (a must for rehydration) before I headed down to the path that leads to the Falls. It's a seriously impressive place and even with the prolonged drought, the cascade was marvellous.

I began the re-ascent back to the bealach and from here, it was a fantastic downhill run back to the car. I was back by noon and driving to my next target for the day, Being Liath Mor a Ghiubhais Li by 1215. Going up that hill was a far tougher examination of my fitness credentials but provides an example of combining routes/hills when running light.


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To the bealach


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Proper ascent of the Munro


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Summit


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Falls of Glomach
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Re: When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

Postby yokehead » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:59 am

Congratulations on your Kintail completion and the amazing fast time on this round.

kevsbald wrote:I used to meet runners on hills and think they were insane. Shorts, 10-litre packs, hardly any food. Nutters.

Insane? Nutters? Quite, my thoughts exactly! :lol:

As for RunHighlands, why not? Seeing recent posts there should perhaps also be a SwimHighlands too!
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Re: When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

Postby Graeme D » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:24 am

Darren has a lot to answer for! :lol:
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Re: When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

Postby kevsbald » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:53 am

Darren's up to Munro 260!
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Re: When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:47 pm

Haven't yet visited the falls - must do some time. RunHighlands :shock: We went out and got running shoes and kit in spring last year - started using the C25k (couch to 5k) app - got about 2 weeks into it than other things took over - haven't been out since so suspect it wouldn't be for me :wink: :crazy: :crazy: - cheers :)
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Re: When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

Postby Graeme D » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:30 pm

kevsbald wrote:Darren's up to Munro 260!


I've been on 209 since February! :(
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Re: When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:00 pm

I've been on 209 since February! :([/quote]


I know, and I've now passed you 😂😂😂
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Re: When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:45 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:I've been on 209 since February! :(

I know, and I've now passed you 😂😂😂[/quote]
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Re: When is RunHighlands going to be announced???

Postby kevsbald » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:27 am

Shocking news Mr Dewar.
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