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     Chris Pattison updated 2 years, 2 months ago 12 Members · 14 Posts
  • Richard Woodfield

    Member
    October 26, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    It’s 10 out of 10 to my wife for getting me past my post mara blues.  She’s managed to find holiday options for next summer which (a) are in one of the least populated and most scenic parts of UK (far NW of Scotland – yay!) (b) which are well located so that the first week just happens to coincide with the Cape Wrath running festival and the second week to co-incide with the Stornoway HM on the Isle of Lewis.  Even better, there options for both as between HM and 10k races.  (I think  tho that I’ll skip the opportunity to take part in the mega challenging hilly, and no doubt windy, Cape Wrath mara – even tho it does include a break for a boat ride part way through the race – lol!  That mara used to be classified as road race, but there are now so many potholes on the track that it’s been reclassified as multi terrain!).  Additionally during the Cape Wrath festival there is a midweek fun run on the sandy beach at Balnakeil – pics from this holiday back in June.

    I’m also set to spend next six month wondering which combo of races to enter.  Currently I’m fancying doing the HM at the beginning of holidays, which is part of Cape Wrath festival – which is actually a linear run along the side of Loch Eriboll, a scenic sea loch, and maybe combine that with doing the Stornoway 10k.

  • Richard Woodfield

    Member
    October 26, 2019 at 2:25 pm

  • meercat58

    Member
    October 26, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Looks fantastic Richard what a lovely surprise, I reckon that lady is a keeper 😆😆😆

  • Lizzy

    Member
    October 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    You have a wonderful wife Richard who obviously knows you so well. Both events will im sure give uou great satisfaction. A beautuful beach. Did laugh at the boat trip in mara, selling boat that i bet 😁

  • JillyMP

    Member
    October 27, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Lovely photos and an even lovelier wife! Your holiday sounds fabulous, but like Lizzy did laugh at the boat trip mid mara.

    Be interesting to see what you do uo there?

  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    October 27, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Well what a lovely wife you have 😊 beautiful location and great in holiday run options – plenty to choose from and I’ll be interested to see what you pick – are you sure we can’t sell you the mara with inclusive boat trip?? 😊

  • Dorothy Meikle

    Member
    October 27, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    You lucky man.  Lovely wife and great races to look forward to

  • Vangelis

    Member
    October 28, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    What a wonderful wife you’ve got and what an amazing place this must be! I just googled the location and have been staring and intensely mouth-gaping for a minute now… So jealous of the opportunity to visit these places! 😉 Fantastic! 🙂

  • Dee27

    Member
    October 29, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Good move by your wife, it looks absolutely beautiful there. I haven’t seen nearly as much of Scotland as I should have but youngest son is moving to Edinburgh soon so it will be the perfect excuse to get up there and do some exploring!

  • Sharon McShane

    Member
    October 29, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    That’s a lovely holiday for your wife to organise, the views look amazing and some good running to be done there 🙂

  • Richard Woodfield

    Member
    October 29, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks Bugs – I have duly passed on your plaudits to Mrs W! 😉

    Seriously tho, there is some mega scenic running, including road running, to be done in the wilder parts of Scotland.  Does need a bit of planning especially in the Highlands and Islands as there are obviously fewer events than you would get, say in SE England where’s there’s loads of options nearly every weekend of the year.

  • Vicky Pixi

    Administrator
    October 31, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Haha Mrs W is a genius!! and she obv knows you inside out 🙂

    You have some decisions to make, GOOD LUCK lol 🙂

  • Dawn Jordan

    Member
    October 31, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Looks absolutely lovely there.

  • Chris Pattison

    Member
    November 6, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Gosh thats going to be some holiday Richard.  I’m most envious.

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