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)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day 13 - Broad Law to Erskine Bridge

7th May 2009
After Manny's horror show battering by the weather on the Moffat Hills, Brenda and Manny had to return to the Megget Stone to complete unfinished buiness with Broad Law, thereby polishing off the last of the 7 mainland Corbetts south of the Central Belt.

After Broad Law, and dropping down to Tweedsmuir, Manny was faced with a tough windy 75-mile bike ride via Biggar, Lanark, Strathaven, East Kilbride, Renfrew, Inchinnan, and finally over the Erskine Bridge, arriving at Old Kilpatrick just before the heavens opened once more with yet another torrential downpour.

The legendary Munro record man Charlie Campbell, his sister June, and myself joined Manny and Brenda later on for a few quiet drinks at the Esquire House, Anniesland to wile away the evening.


Manny said...

Was hard going in the side or head on wind until Strathaven were it turned just enough to be more of a push.I was going to call it a day, mid rush hour, at East Kilbribe and go and visit my parents, but as my mum was flu ridden I instead opted to keep riding to Old Kilpartrick and go for a few beers with Charlie and Chris & June. Todays forecast is horrible on the hills in the morning but easing in the pm so hopefully still get the 2 hills I planned after finishing the last 25 miles on road to Ardgarten near Arrocher.
I'm off into the rain again...

Alec Keith said...

Tremendous effort in the utter pish that is presently passing for May. We all knew you'd done something pretty rank in a former life but there must have been more donkeys involved than we'd thought. The weather's due to calm down for Sunday for a few days, so just hang in there afor now and keep plodding up those hills Good luck!