This blog describes Manny Gorman's successful round of all 219 Corbetts in 70 days, in one continuous journey by running, cycling and sailing.

Manny's 70 Day Schedule

The Corbetts are Scottish hills between 2,500 and 3,000ft, with at least 500ft ascent on all sides.

"You're an idiot, but a truly inspirational one!" (Stuart Simpson)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day 2 - "Over the sea to Skye"

Sounds like a tough day, and to quote our intrepid hero, with a very slight tad of ED licence -

"Sailed at 8am and weather was magic, then up to F5/6 in the Minch, so only landed at 2pm. Got going on the bike at 3, just at it started to really sh*t out bigtime. Had to pedal into gale force rain uphill and feking downhill too! Shagged, and hills simply not safe. Waiting for the van to blow over. Time for a beer!"

The weather forecast ain't too great for this coming week but hopefully good enough that the Gor-man can keep on schedule, although it looks like his first week 1 day leeway has disappeared already after a no hill day today. Still, loads of time yet so not to worry...

1 comment:

GrahamB said...

Sounds like a hellish day after such a promising first day. Manny's text to me was (more sweary words)
"Just got to Slig. 3 hours. Shattered. Horrendous. Fuck the hills. Pub."
Sensible decision to postpone the hill section of the planned day, especially as there would be no boat waiting at Elgol. Hope the weather improves as the first week looks very tough with all the sailing and most of the jaggy hills in the whole trip - and sea-level starts for all of them.