|Image courtesy of HighlanFling website.|
First up, I've signed up for facebook updates, no clue if I've done it right or how exactly the times I'll pass through check points, I'm hoping it'll just appear in my facebook feed.
The race timing also has an website where you can check up on progress:
Live ChipResults for Robert Osfield, race no. 679
Training had gone really well this year, looking at my training logs I should be on to beat my time of 9:43 set last year. A spanner in the works in that on Wednesday during an gentle run my right knee suddenly became painful just 100 metres from home. I've done short recovery runs on Thursday and today (Friday) to ease it off and it's just a little sore now, but a gentle 4 mile run is nothing like a hilly 53 mile race, so I'm just hoping it'll be fine tomorrow.
Based on my training logs I've estimated a range of finishing times, setting myself some rather lofty targets that I feel are possible if everything goes really well.
Platinum : sub 8:50hr
Gold : sub 9:00hr
Silver: sub 9:15hr
Bronze: sub 9:45hr
The start time is 6:00am, so my likely finishing time should be between 3pm and 4pm.
Using last years splits as a guide I have created splits for the various check points, not off of these have timing mats, you'll only be able to get timing information for Drymen (12m), Rowardennan (28m), Beinglas (40m) and the finish at Tyndrum(53m). Splits for the first 27 miles are:
|Finish Time||Drymen||Avg. Pace||Balmaha||Avg. Pace||Rowardenan||Avg. Pace|
Splits for the second half are:
|Inversanid||Avg. Pace||Beinglas||Avg. Pace||Tyndrym||Avg. Pace|
I had question about what food I eat, so here's a photo of the food and drink going in my drop bags that I'll pick up at the above check points:
|Food & Drink, Left at start @ Milgnavie, Right end at last checkpoint before Finish|
A days calories all to be consumed in last than ten hours, whilst running, won't get fat though as I'll be burning around 6000 calories! ;-)
Best of luck to all those who are racing or marshalling tomorrow.