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, May 31, 2009

Day 37 - The Lecht to Tomintoul

Greetings from the toaster Bloggers!
What a magic day!! Sunny from the start and feeling surprisingly spritely after 3 very hard days on the trot, I was joined on the hills by Alan Smith, and a herd of Westies some fresh from the Slioch race yesterday, Ellie, JD, Chris, Neil & Elizabeth. We headed north very quickly to Carn Mor trig running all the way to the top and feeling great. Great views! Dropped off the hill and Alan & I picked up mtb's brought in by Chris & Neil for 5 miles to the foot of Corriehabbie Hill while the rest all ran along the same route then made short work of the top, while the bikes were taken back out again. A slight hiccup in concentration and direction led to the pack being split up in the Glen Rinnes before me & JD recalculated and found the camper parked exactly in the right spot. Roasting hot now and food and drink was noshed down before the short road bike to the foot of Ben Rinnes where a pack of me Brenda, Chris, Ellie, Tilly & Alan enjoyed a scamper up the Ben in glorious sunshine and lingered on the summit tors taking in the Moray coast views.Magic.
Alan & I road biked the 16 lovely miles back to Tomintoul, with only one brief stop to articulate the errors of a particularly bad drivers errors to him and his missus, before an outrageously good feed of Soay sausages and lamb mince washed down with fantastic Cairngorm Ale. Another good day promises tomorrow with a run with an old Westies chum, Luke, back from Kiwiland. 103 in the bag, nearly halfway...


John Donnelly said...

it was indeed a fantastic day Manny. 2 new Corbetts for me (only 39 left!)and great company. And an hour and a half peaceful sunbathing and reading while you lot bashed up Ben Rinnes. Well done everybody, and thanks Chris for all the driving over the weekend. Keep up the fantastic work Manny and Brenda.

Chris said...

A great scorching day on the hill yesterday. Keep it going Manny and Brenda. You should be passing the halfway point (109 Corbetts) tomorrow - and rewarded with a trip home!

Ranald said...


At long last I have found your blog and glad to read that you have had a good couple of days. How is the leg holding up? Have to say that you were not getting a lot of sympathy in the Silverfjord on Wednesday night but you probably wouldn't expect any more!! I emailed the Scotsman recently following an article one of their reporters wrote about Munrobagging and its apparent decreasing popularity. Itold the reporter about you (not by name only a friend) and suggested that your story was woth an article in the paper. She rewsponded this morning by saying that she thought it did have the potentail of a good article! Are you interested? If so I will put her in touch with you, if not I will simply tell her so!

Peter was trying to get hold of you/brenda on Sunday to see if we might be able to join up with you whilst you were in the area but couldn't get any response. Sounds as if you had company in any event. Keep going and keep up the good work Brenda. Best of luck Ranald