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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Ramsay's Round

High pressure across Scotland. Hello. It's taken a while, well two cancelled attempts and a slight re-schedule to be precise, but the weather and conditions are now looking good for a crack at Ramsay's Round tomorrow. My start time is 0300hrs, Friday 12 June. 

Ramsay's Round is a 24 hour hill running challenge based around the Glen Nevis and Lochaber Mountains in the Scottish Highlands. It's probably not a concept many runners will be familiar with, but essentially it's the Scottish equivalent of the increasingly popular Bob Graham Round in the Lake District, and is a classic for sure. 

Due to the rather drawn out Scottish winter this year, I've already had to postpone the attempt twice, now meaning it falls just a week before the Dragon's Back Race ! Not ideal, but with all the hard work completed via numerous recce trips and setting up a brilliant support team to help - it's now or never. So I'm going for it.

The Highlands always offer such an epic day out - it's going to be one heck of an experience whatever happens.

I will be starting at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel in the early hours, running the route clockwise, and will be aiming to complete in xx hours - you'll have to wait and see....

You can follow my progress here. Thanks to the generous guys at Open Tracking for suppling the tracking facility. 

That is likely to be the one and only way to follow given the lack of mobile data coverage up here.

Enjoy following and I will enjoy running.

14 comments:

B said...

Sounds fab Jez. What a gorgeous part of the world for another Bragg adventure. I'd rather wander round at a leisurely pace with plenty of tea breaks, but each to their own 😉. Hope the weather holds for you. Good luck! B x

Subversive Runner said...

Good luck Jez. I'll be following on the tracker.

Keith Hughes said...

Have a great run Jez - I look forward to tracking it !

Duncan Watson said...

Go Jez, with you all the way.

ALAN LUCKER said...

Good luck Jez. It's a beautiful round.

heightsofmadness said...

I imagine you'll read this comment after your round, but best wishes nonetheless. Coincidentally, I have recently been commissioned to write a book on Scottish hill running, with a focus on the Ramsay Round. Your story - a successful one, I hope - would be a terrific addition, and if you are happy it would be good to discuss this in the future. Jonny Muir (jonny_muir@hotmail.com)

Harper920 said...

Looks like the weather finally improved up there! Good luck, with you all the way....from the comfort if my sofa...

Sox said...

Obsessively watching your progress and hoping the weather stays kind and you have a good run. Go JB! x

LordStig said...

Also obsessively watching, and looking good so far! The weather seems set at least (though down here in the Lowlands is never a good gauge; I can still see snow on the Trossachs from home). Doing the Dragon's Back after this is mind boggling, you're a hero!!

LordStig said...

Wonderful, a great time. Watching this was strangely adictive - I can't imagine the running would have been as fun.

Old Runningfox. said...

Cracked it. Well done Jez....

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