Fi took a trip to Fort William for the inaugural Fort William Marathon, a multi-terrain event, taking in canal path, forest trail, a bit of road and a whole lot of scenery!
Fiona said : “Unusually- it was a bright & gently breezy day for the first fort william marathon- which Lucja & Dion were doing as a training run for bigger things & I was doing as a ‘race’ mostly against myself.
The course is varied in terrain & views, ascent & descent. Well marshalled, great support [sometimes by people I knew!] enough water to drink, often enough, some people around & about to chat with, if you got bored. Amazing organisation from 2 people & their band of helpers.
Pasta party was up to the Snowgoose at Aonach Mor, for really nice grub, fab views & a wee band playing ceilidh tunes.
At the end, I was announced, medalled, & given my goodie bag which did indeed contain whisky. This marathon is so far away from a big city marathon, that even though it was really tough [for me] it didn’t kill me & i do feel stronger as a result.
Highly recommended- if you wanted something slightly different.”