Thursday 31 December 2009

Ice Road Runners

Forget Ice Road Truckers, I'm not sure I will be able to walk on "dry" land anymore. I've forgotten what pavements look like.

Anyway, I did it. I completed the Marcothon and ran everyday in December. My shortest run was 3.5 miles and my longest 25 miles. My calves are in tatters, but apart from the obvious terrain constraints, I've felt pretty good.

Today, I ran with Sonic, Athole and Sharon on a 12 mile circular route from Strathblane on to the Way Highland Way and back via Killearn. It was definitely the highlight of my running month. The piece de resistance of what has certainly been a challenge. The initial inclines on sheets of ice were a struggle, but after that it was amazing.

Well done to everyone else who completed the Marcothon - Fiona, Pauline, Anita, Euan, Mark, Karin...and I suppose I better mention the founder, Marco. Anyone else I've missed?

Here are some pictures of Cairn sledging with Mama Sonic.

Happy New Year everyone! If you see/speak to sharon, be sure to say "all the best when it comes, darling" It's her favourite saying :-)


Subversive Runner said...

Top girl, Debs. The little fella is looking a right smasher, too.xx

Davie said...

Debs, Next winter Cairn must sledge at Cardross Golf Club. 18th hole is mega and the haul back up is a training sesion on it's own.

Next December I'm on for Marcothon. I hope!

Best wishes to all three of you for 2010.



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John Kynaston said...

Happy New Year Debs.

Congratulations on completing your Marcothon.


Silke said...

Happy New Year to the Sonics!
I can't wait to see how well you'll be doing in your next ultra-season! Silke

The Sunday Adventure Club said...

Happy New Year guys, well done on the challenge, you're going to be flying next year!