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 21, 2009

Day 27 - News from the Hood

Hello bath chums!
I took my rubber duck up Beinn a Chrulaiste this morning and we had fun rafting down to Altnafeidh for a nice cup fo tea, and bread for the duck.
A dangerous road bike down the Rio Coe and along Loch Leven side to Coalasnacon, and what's this...SUN!!! Ken Rumgay had now joined the Magic Roundabout and was given a good talking to by Miss Brenda on full van instructions and how to go shopping in the brief interludes between hills. Then Dot whisked Brenny away home to sort out some other business for a few days whilst I enoyed a warm, yes warm, ascent of Garbh Bheinn and lots of lovely views and photos - HURRAY! Wait...wot's that black thing? Oh Christ! Run like there's only a pint left in the pub...too late, SPLOOSH!!
I floated gentled back to the van and paddled my bike around the loch (no, I'm not sure why i didn't just go straight across)and change out of the umpteenth set of clothes. The last hill, Mam na Gualainn was a pleasure. Good company and blethers with Ken, more views, and a good run off made it a good day after all, even if splunging wet. A mad fast cycle back to Kinlochleven to see the Doc about the duff leg and the boy was interested! He's the guy who does the blood letting on the WHWayers to check for life, so knows his stuff, and it looks like a wee strapping and stopping for 4 weeks should cure it nicely. On the otherhand I am planning flogging 14 wet miles and 2 hills to Loch Ossian tomorrow to meet the fast approaching but always late Dave Rogers and possibly my crocked back Dad, who admits that he may have got slightly carried away with his training run from Lennoxtown to Fintry...and back! Yes, before you say it - it's genetic stupidity.
Loch O means another slight fall back in timescales but given my leg is about to fall off, it is unavoidable. I can swim them but not hop them, sorry.
Lovely meal, washing, BATH, BATH, BATH at Ken & Claires house and beer and ice to cap it.
See ya Bloggers

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Yes I made it home tonight after Dot kindly dropped me off for what I thought was going to be a nice relaxing couple of days rest but it started all over again. I had to start on the washing, 2nd load in the machine just now. I spent a couple of hours cleaning the house after the workmen had left and I tried to empty a few boxes after our 6 months of staying in rented accommodation while the house was getting an extension which we abandoned at the start of the run. Not long ago I sat down on the floor in the dining room to have my tea, (carry out) and then realised I had no plates, cups, knives, forks etc so I had to eat it out of the container. No chair to sit on and no bed……… I wish I was back in the campervan… Luxury…
The last few days has been hard going with the rain and hope and he takes the next few days easy. Ken it is all over to you until I return on Saturday, or maybe I will just get a one way ticket to the sun instead………

archie and sandra said...

Christ he's finally lost the plot!

The German said...

Doin great !

Dorothy said...

After a couple of wet days with Manny the rain magnet & Brenda I arrived home with a pile of sodden camping gear to find it had been dry the whole time here. Your talents are wasted Manny - you should be hiring your services to African countries with drought problems. Keep up the swimming/hopping. A few pics here: http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Dorothy013/MannySCorbettRunGlenEtiveGlencoe#

Charlie Campbell said...

Archie, what do you mean "Finally" - the boy has always been hopping mad. Enjoy LO Manny, and Nick reading the Hostel rule book to you...again...and go steady on the old peg leg - you're almost back into your own stomping ground.

Chris said...

Hang on in their Manny, and don't go messing with the saucepan handles or fire at Loch Ossian YH. Just tough out the next few days and I'm sure better weather is on the way.

Chris said...

Here is a link to Dot's Glencoe photos