On Wednesday I was up in the glorious Glencoe. I had been asked to come up by my good friends Wildfox Events to help them launch their fantastic new event – The Glencoe Marathon. It is a full 26.2miles from the Red Squirrel campsite to Glen Nevis, via the Devils Staircase, Kinlochleven and the West Highland Way.
With over 1600m of climb it was going to be a tough day out, and with the typical Scottish weather playing its part, sun, snow, hail, rain, wind, it was just going to add to it.
Climbing up Glencoe was stunning, amazing views, and ok weather, the short bursts of snow making me put on and take off my jacket, but it did make the mountains look truly stunning in the twinkling sunshine (when it came out)
David Fox-Pitt was also running, so I had someone to chase (he’d set off 30mins before me) and I got to catch him twice. It was the media launch for the event, so I had to stop a number of times to get the photos all sorted, but with views like the ones in these shots, it wasn’t a problem to stop and take them in.
4hrs 19mins and 28 seconds later I reached Glen Nevis, it had been a hard run, with some nasty headwinds and heavy snow, but what an amazing awe-inspiring place to run, anytime you felt bad you just had to glance up at the mountains. I love that part of Scotland, I’d even go as far as saying its one of the most amazing places in the World.