I’m supposed to be training for a Tranter round (18 Munros, 36 miles and 20,600 feet of ascent) in September so jumped at the chance for a day out with Rick, he had ideas about where to go but I mentioned a small hill on Skye that I’d fancied for ages that has great views – he didn’t take much convincing once I mentioned it has been called the finest viewpoint in Britain.
There are a few approaches to Sgurr Na Stri – Sligachan is the longest, over a wee bump from Loch Slapin is the shortest but we opted for the coastal path from Elgol, a narrow path running along the cliffs.
I’m not sure I can actually count it as training, it was only about 10 miles and very little of it got ran (it took us four hours) and although the ascent is hard work across some rough ground there is barely 2,000 foot of ascent – not ideal as a training day but check out the views! I’ll definitely be returning for a night out on this hill in the future.
If the big run isn’t until September – is it too early to start taking on reserves of energy, you know, chocolate and stuff?