Our Artwork Director Nicola took to the Highlands to peer if she may just spot Nessie on race day!
Having signed as much as do the Loch Ness marathon previous within the 12 months, I used to be occupied with the chance of operating throughout the gorgeous perspectives of Loch Ness. On the other hand, sadly all through my coaching I obtained an damage – plantar fasciitis – and was once steered by way of my physio to not run in any respect. You’ll consider how gutted I used to be.
Thankfully, my physio agreed that I might be capable to set up a 10Okay, so even if I used to be extraordinarily disillusioned, I signed as much as the River Ness 10Okay as a substitute and interested in my rehab and race prep.
At the highway
Touring as much as Inverness was once tremendous simple with handy flights from London. On arrival I used to be met by way of the lovely, rolling hills of Scotland. After carb-loading at a pleasant pizza eating place (crucial carb-loading, obvs), I headed again to the lodge for an early evening.
Following a hearty Scottish breakfast I headed to the place to begin, which was once a 10-minute trip bus experience away. The elements was once best possible operating stipulations – delicate and gray. I met more than a few different runners, all occupied with the race.
When we have been off there was once an preliminary gradient to a roundabout after which a candy downhill, which went alongside the River Ness a number of the wooded area. It was once magical. The downhill lasted until across the 7K mark as we started to move into Inverness.
The locals have been out in strengthen with quite a lot of welcomed cheer. The ambience was once nice, with runners pushing on to finish their PB or elevating cash for charity.
As soon as in Inverness the path went over the bridge after which to the end line. The group changed into more potent with their encouragement because the end were given closer. I gave it the whole thing I had at the day and completed with a decent 55.22.
It is a amusing and picturesque 10Okay and I can indubitably be again to identify Nessy and do the marathon! Now the place’s my coaching plan?!
For the Loch Ness Marathon and River Ness 10Okay 2018 entries, discuss with lochnessmarathon.com