The day after the Kaim Hill race I decided not to run, as I had planned, as my left hamstring decided it wasn't in the mood. The day after I thought that a wee 5 miles or so would do the job to loosen it off. I'm forever looking at OS maps to find new routes to try out in the hope of finding a wee gem of a track somewhere I normally wouldn't run. One route I've looked at a few times starts at Tarbet (Loch Lomond) and follows the railway line down past Arrocher and follows the shoreline of Loch Long to Garelochhead. I had no intention, early on, of running the full return trip. I planned on only going so far as the MOD site, opposite Coilessan and back, which would be 5 or 6 miles. The track I took, which started on the hillside opposite Tarbet Station, is part of the 'Three Lochs Way' footpath (Balloch to Inveruglas). I parked at Tarbet Station and crossed the road to walk up the steep tarmac service road to get to the gate where the path I was taking began.
It's now two days since I ran my 4th (Hoka) Highland Fling and I'll be posting my race report before the end of the week. Contain your excitement until then.