Fynn appreciating the amazing views on our long runs
Extreme conditions on top of a Munro
Eelco, Fynn and Michael heading to the top
Michael joined us and with him being there I connected my past with my present which had been a very rare event in the past decade and made it even more meaningful. We spent the weekend in the Scottish Cairncorms walking up snow covered Munro's enduring extreme winds and low temperatures. Whilst Michael and I were negotiating what the safest way down would be, navigating through snow and ice, my uncle who felt completely in his element was already half way down the mountain! "what were we worried about, the man survived Everest" Michael laughed. So many stories, adventures, and experiences to share, I wasn't planning on letting another 10 years slip by without being in my uncle's company.
What better than to reconnect with family on top of a Munro
Charging up the hill with Kirsty Mcphee on my right and a bunch of men behind me!
Sharing what life is all about with Michael
Ready to give up on racing all together I reunited with Michael and dog Fynn who themselves hadn't succeeded in their mission of walking up a Munro due to the large amount of snow. Even Fynn had been in a better mood.
One of the many great things about Durty events is that they have race results up within a few hours of finishing which saved Michael from having me as a silent grumpy person for the rest of the evening. Turned out I still managed a 6th place overall female, and 5th in senior women. My run split wasn't even as bad as I thought it was after all. The fact I finished the race meant that I was standing in 3rd place in the series rankings behind Rosemary Byde and Kirsty McPhee. This little experience in the snow taught me once again that, whatever happens and how ever bad you think you are performing, never ever give up!!
Rosemary Byde seems to be in her own league in these series with Kirsty McPhee in second Although I have no chance to knock them off the two top steps of the podium, I will try my hardest to be in the hunt for a podium spot in the last event of the race which is the longest one and more suited to my style of racing.
Thanks again to Bowhill Duathlon for an awesome race and I will see you all again in February
"no matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up"