It’s less than two weeks until I start my second Highland Cross, a 50-mile cross country duathlon. So I headed to Aviemore for a final long run that will hopefully set me up for completing the 20-mile run section of the course.
On a hot morning I headed out from the visitor centre at Rothiemurchus to Loch Einich, eight-and-a-half miles up the glen in the shadow of Braeraich and Sgor Gaoith. My approach was to treat it as two runs – one to the loch and one back – which meant I didn’t panic over the distance! Apart from a few stops (to apply suncream and take photographs, mostly) I managed to run at a fairly credible pace for this sort of terrain.
You can see the details of my run on my Garmin page below.
— John Davidson (@BL6John) June 8, 2014