During Lockdown my employer made Friday’s a rest day. The idea being that having one day off a week during a pandemic is good for the mental well being and happiness of staff.
It was a great idea. I back any idea which means I work less but get paid the same! I’m not sure it was such a good idea for my productivity….
I used my Friday freedom to explore my local hills. I discovered miles of routes I’d never been on before. I wondered if it was possible to link up the best routes to make an interesting challenge. I mapped it out and the distance was 26 miles. Perfect for a marathon. Once I knew that I had to run it!
As the run is self supported I made it a figure of eight loop. This meant I could return to my car at the half way point and refuel and resupply.
The first loop of cort-ma-law is the easier loop. Its is very runnable and easy to work out a track. The second loop is harder at the beginning. The climb of Finglen is not on a clear track and encompasses a fair section of bog and heather.
The video will show you what to expect bu I don’t want to give a big description of the rout. The joy I had in running it was discovering new places. Hopefully if you try it you’ll get that thrill too.
Its my own race so of course I’d rate it 5 stars!
There is a car park in Clachan of Campsie.
There is a cafe next to the car park and there are pay toilets.
80% off road, 20% concrete,
Mostly – but there is sections next to sheep fields.