Our Artwork Director Nicola took to the Highlands to see if she may spot Nessie on race day!
Happily, my physio agreed that I’d be capable of handle a 10Ok, so though I used to be extraordinarily disillusioned, I signed as much as the River Ness 10Ok as a substitute and centered on my rehab and race prep.
On the highway
Touring as much as Inverness was tremendous simple with handy flights from London. On arrival I used to be met by the gorgeous, rolling hills of Scotland. After carb-loading at a pleasant pizza restaurant (important carb-loading, obvs), I headed again to the lodge for an early evening.
Following a hearty Scottish breakfast I headed to the beginning line, which was a 10-minute shuttle bus journey away. The climate was good working situations – delicate and gray. I met numerous different runners, all excited concerning the race.
As soon as we had been off there was an preliminary gradient to a roundabout after which a candy downhill, which went alongside the River Ness among the many woodland. It was magical. The downhill lasted until across the 7K mark as we started to move into Inverness.
The locals had been out in assist with loads of welcomed cheer. The ambiance was nice, with runners pushing on to finish their PB or elevating cash for charity.
As soon as in Inverness the course went over the bridge after which to the end line. The group turned stronger with their encouragement because the end acquired nearer. I gave it all the things I had on the day and completed with a decent 55.22.
This can be a enjoyable and picturesque 10Ok and I’ll undoubtedly be again to identify Nessy and do the marathon! Now the place’s my coaching plan?!
For the Loch Ness Marathon and River Ness 10Ok 2018 entries, go to lochnessmarathon.com