Thursday, June 11, 2009

Finished the Packing!

Well the bags are packed, the house/cat sitter and the gardener are all organized! We arrive in Scotland Sat evening and will be staying in a flat in Edinburgh for the week prior to the race. We will be visiting with family/friends and of course running on the Pentlands, the hills that border Edinburgh to the South. Tomorrow first thing we will head out for a 2 hour run knowing that we are going to be sitting for a long time on the journey! We are flying British Airways and went with seats one upgrade from the "back of the plane" called World Traveller Plus - a little more space and comforts. We were both really tired this week after the 80km's we have put in since Saturday. Training is done! Perhaps the best part of training is all the issues you face along the way and working through them. From sore feet to chaffing, food issues, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, equipment issues, too hot, too cold and getting lost all make the Ultra Runner "Perform in the Storm". This week many people have been sending us best wishes and I thought I would share this one we received tonight! I have also tucked into my running pack a 10 pound note I was given to buy our first celebration pint! See many of you at the start line...and the post race party! I will try to keep up with the blog pre and post race! Cheers!

Hi Carolyn and Neil,

I know this is Irish but what the hey....

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Have fun !


  1. Hey Neil and Carolyn,

    Have a safe and uneventful trip over to Scotland and I will see you in a week on the start line.

    Take care and enjoy the Pentlands.


  2. Hi Neil & Carolyn

    Enjoy your trip over and I hope the weather is as good as it has been this week .... then a nice cool, dry day next Saturday.

    Looking forward to saying hello at Milngavie next Friday.

    John Kynaston