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June 17, 2004

The forecasters are toying with us!

Follow-up to It's looking good for Glasgow from Karen Mortimer's blog

Noooooooooo…......where did that blob of rain come from? What happened to the nice fat sunshine? Now we've got just about everything apart from snow and lightening! Sob.

June 16, 2004

It's looking good for Glasgow

Follow-up to WHW weather watch from Karen Mortimer's blog

Woo-hoo! The Beeb's changed the forecast to a big fat sunshine. I'm lovin' it!

June 15, 2004

WHW weather watch

Less than a week to go before we take to the hills and start developing blisters, getting stung by nettles and bitten by midges! According to the BBC, the weather is going to be doing this in Glasgow at the start of our walk:

That's okay, not too hot, not too cold and no rain. Let's hope that forecast holds!

May 18, 2004

More walking

Follow-up to West Highland Way from Karen Mortimer's blog

Our preparation for the WHW is going well. We did a nice 8 mile walk in the Cotswolds at the weekend. Starting and ending in a lovely village called Ilmington, all yellow cotswold stone with thatch and cottage gardens, and climbing (!) to the highest point in Warwickshire. Not really a mountainously high point, but lovely views nevertheless.

Fitness levels seem to be holding up although my left achilles is niggling which makes me hobble after about 7 miles!!

May 04, 2004

Run it? No way!

Just found out that the West Highland Way Race sets out on the same day as us (19th June) http://www.westhighlandwayrace.org/. Only difference being that they start at one o'clock in the morning….and run. They have 35 hours to cover the 95 miles and have to pass through checkpoints within time limits. The course record is 16 hrs and 26 minutes.

April 28, 2004

West Highland Way

Well, as I've mentioned it, I might as well say a bit more about the West Highland Way. We are going to do it over nine days in June (some people do it in a week, but we're not that fit) and these are the stages we are planning:

Day 1: Milngavie in Glasgow to Drymen – 12 miles
Day 2: Drymen to Rowardennan – 15 miles
Day 3: Rowardennan to Inverarnan – 14 miles
Day 4: Inverarnan to Crainlarich – 6 miles
Day 5: Crianlarich to Tyndrum – 6 miles
Day 6: Tyndrum to Inveroran – 10 miles
Day 7: Inveroran to Kingshouse – 9 miles
Day 8: Kingshouse to Kinlochleven – 8 miles
Day 9: Kinlochleven to Fort William – 15 miles and the end!

The two six mile stretches in the middle are our rest days. We've got all our accommodation booked and just need to pick up an extra couple of bits of kit. For the bargain price of £30 a company called Travel Lite will be carrying our rucksacks from place to place. Money well spent if you ask me!

There is more info and nice pics here: http://www.west-highland-way.co.uk

And we're in training from now on!