There was an excellent article in Scotland Outdoors magazine about fell running this month written by fell running aficionado Steven Fallon recommending Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh (over looks Loch Ness near Drumnadrochit) as a decent hill to get started on, well, it’s only up the road – so why not.
Rich and I have talked about this hill a few times but just never actually got round to doing it – if it’s written in a magazine saying what a good run it would be then it must be true – we had no excuse.
After a couple of what could loosely be called training runs in the last few weeks – twice round the garden trying to catch a chicken and once along the river trying to get the dog back on his lead – I felt I was ready.
As it turned out it is a great little hill, a little boggy but not too bad (only fell over once), nice and soft on your feet on the way down. Saying that, I’m not sure why they call it fell running, we must have (fast) walked 7/8′s of the way up, down was good fun though.