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)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Day 56 – Bunloinn Forest – Strath Croe

Up early this morning another windy day but it was not raining to start with. He must only have been away 5 mins and then the rain started. He headed away to do Meall Dubh and Jim went to meet him for the last couple of miles with the mountain bike. Back at the van for Bacon & egg rolls before heading away for his 20 miles. He was taking his bike in for 5 miles up River Doe towards his 1st hill and Jim was collecting it and then taking it around to the forest for Manny to collect for the last 3 miles after his 3rd hill tonight. Thanks to Jim for all his bike duties, as I would have struggled today getting the bike over the deer gates. The plan for today is Aonach Shasuinn, Carn a’Choire Ghairbh & Sgurr Gaoraic and I am meeting him at the Strath Croe Cemetery car park some point this evening. He is away with his head torch so I am guessing it’s going to be another late one today and not to start panicking and calling mountain rescue. Dot and I headed into Broadford to get some shopping and managed to get some washing done. It was nice and sunny that direction, then it started to rain as we headed back to Shiel Bridge.


Jim at Craigdhu said...

I was along for the last couple of days because the Schedule (or is that Scheduel?) for day 56 promised 34,25,36; sadly this turned out to be just the map numbers! What a let-down.
And with wind and hail, what a cold, wet couple of days it was too. But at least there were no midges. Luckily I was armed with a couple of running injury excuses to keep me off the clag-ridden hills, and I enjoyed visiting some of the odd, remote places where I had to leave or collect the bike. There's been so much rain, the waterfalls are awesome. The beer in that area was less to write home about however.
So he's still plugging away (despite the advice from friends, relatives and experts in the field of physical health), triumphing over the Corbetts, hypothermia and trench foot through sheer determination. Well done Manny, and Brenda for the superb support.

Dot said...

Thanks to Jim for doing bike moves for the last couple of days, leaving me and Brenda free to go shopping! Rain, hail and wind are still battering our hero (midgies have arrived too), who set off today from Killilan heading for Craig with the prospect of a possible long detour to find a safe river crossing somewhere in the middle. Does anyone know any good cures for trench foot, mouth ulcers and an affy sair knee? (apparently it feels like it's full of broken glass). Even his appetite isn't what it was - Brenda has taken over from him in finishing off everyone else's leftovers at the end of a meal! Oh and I have to point out that the damage to the rear of the van wasn't done by Brenda. Some good weather would be a help now, if anyone can arrange that. Keep plugging on Manny, the end will soon be in sight.