WHW Challenge Race 2017

Glad to attempt this run, got to Kinlochleven 80 miles in 23:10 hours. Felt sick at Beinglas farm and couldn’t eat anything and this was at all checkpoints.

At Tyndrum I had tinned peaches and they helped me on a bit. Got my way up Devil Staircase ok and coming town to Kinlochleven my body gave up, felt sleepy and sick.

At Kinlochleven I tried to get some sleep but couldn’t settle on concrete floor and felt if I didn’t get an hour deep sleep, there was no way I could do another 14 miles. The mileage seems short but the terrain would of taken me over 5 hours.

So need to work on nutrition if I ever want to try this race again.



WP1 7m WHW/A81 road crossing 0114
CP1 12m WHW/A811 road crossing  0209
WP2 19m Balmaha Car Park  0356
CP2 27m Rowardennan Car Park 0551
WP3 34m Inversnaid car park  0758
CP3 41m Beinglas Farm Campsite  1008
CP4 53m Tyndrum Village Hall 1339
CP5 62m Inveroran Hotel, 1615
CP6 72m Over old bridge, at Kingshouse Hotel 1912
CP7 81m Kinlochleven astroturf pitch building. 2310 

Forgot to turn phone on and missed turn of to Old Military Road, Had to turn gps of phone near Kinlochleven to save battery.

56. Peter Gordon M/44 Scotland retired Kinlochleven 23:10

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