Our Art Director Nicola took to the Highlands to see if she might spot Nessie on race day!
Having signed as much as do the Loch Ness marathon earlier within the yr, I used to be excited concerning the prospect of operating via the gorgeous views of Loch Ness. However, sadly throughout my coaching I acquired an damage – plantar fasciitis – and was suggested by my physio to not run in any respect. You can think about how gutted I used to be.
Fortunately, my physio agreed that I might have the ability to handle a 10Okay, so though I used to be extraordinarily dissatisfied, I signed as much as the River Ness 10Okay as an alternative and targeted on my rehab and race prep.
On the street
Traveling as much as Inverness was tremendous straightforward with handy flights from London. On arrival I used to be met by the beautiful, 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 night time.
Following a hearty Scottish breakfast I headed to the beginning line, which was a 10-minute shuttle bus journey away. The climate was good operating circumstances – delicate and gray. I met numerous different runners, all excited concerning the race.
Once we have 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 go into Inverness.
The locals have been out in help with loads of welcomed cheer. The environment was nice, with runners pushing on to finish their PB or elevating cash for charity.
Once in Inverness the course went over the bridge after which to the end line. The crowd turned stronger with their encouragement because the end received nearer. I gave it all the things I had on the day and completed with a good 55.22.
This is a enjoyable and picturesque 10Okay 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 10Okay 2018 entries, go to lochnessmarathon.com