Final countdown to Highland Cross

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.

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