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)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 5 - Mull

Received message this evening, Manny survived today but has pulled!!!!! groin, which he is relieving by stretching!!!! and pain killers, just as well I am home really as I may be called on to carry out a massage!!!!!!!!!!!!! Should now be tucked up in bed preparing for another hard day on the pills........... sorry hills..................

5 comments:

Lesley Gray said...

Mr G, New House looking great, will give Bren big cuddle for you, sweet dreams, take care of those old bones.........

Archie and Sandra said...
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Anonymous said...

Hello Sailors
Hope you're tied up close to a nice hostelry - it's a bit fresh here in Aviemore this morning but sunny - expect it's a bit fresher where you are! Hope you eventually make it round the Horn/Mull!

Regards from the one-armed biker.

Anonymous said...

Excerpt from Crew Log: Wed 29th.

8am: "Finlandia" moored in harbour, no sign of life - must have been a late arrival.

12Noon: Crew changeover complete,Archie off/Fi & I on. Also MTB onboard.
Manny departs on John Coyles road bike - seat too high - ouch - could be uncomfortable, or worse.

Sound of Mull: Motor into strong wind & tide - a bit choppy.

3.28pm: txt msg:"Off hill now"
4.04pm: txt msg:"bloody hell that looks hard work (from the Tea Room at Craignure)" Wind F5-6 on the nose.
5.55pm: "Finlandia" entering Loch Spelve, strong ingoing tide. Pilot Book says “must aim for submerged rock until a couple of boat lengths then turn to Port” scary or what!!!!!

5.59pm: timely txt msg from M: “get those bloody sails up” He doesn’t know what a stressful challenge is.

M collected from Croggan by John Coyle for a night in a proper bed to be returned to same spot in morning. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Fi & John

Archie and Sandra said...

Hope things are still going to plan. We had a great trip on the first part of the Island Hopping. Thanks a lot to John and Ann for getting the boat to Rodel and letting us help out.
Here's a link to some photos from the first stint of the sailing

http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/109523197