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)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 58 - Craig to Bealach na Ba

Sunday, 21st June
Dave & Manny headed away for an epic 17 miles, 3 hills - Fuar Tholl, An Ruadh Stac & Beinn Damh. The estimated time I was given was between 5-6 hours, and by 6pm they were still not back, eventually 7pm they arrived back to the van, nearly 9 hours later..... Dave was meant to back in Edinburgh by 9pm, so that was never going to happen and Manny still had 2 hills to do, which also never happened. He cycled from Kinloch Damph to the Viewpoint on Bealach na Ba road so that he could start there in the morning. Well that was a very long and interesting 5 miles in the campervan never mind the road bike, it was raining, no visability and all I kept on praying was not to meet any cars as I was going nowhere. Anyway I survived and Manny was not long behind me. Poor Douglas from our Wednesday night biking crew turned up to do the last 2 hills with Manny, but as he ended up not doing them he ended up going home, after having a going up part of Beinn Damh looking for them and had no luck and turned back in case he had missed them. He will just need to join us again before the end.


Swaz said...

Captain Epic strikes again - sounds like my kinda time-keeping. That road climb up na Ba is something else - there's a bike race goes round there every year - I swear half the field walk it - it's steep as daft !!

Keep going heros - and you Manda, ya faldaree-pole-wielding merchant.

Much Love, Swanny Jez

Dot said...

Well done Brenda I wouldn't like to have taken a camper van up there! Hope the sunshine has reached you now, that should make things a bit easier. Keep smiling Brenda and keep marching on Manny, you're nearly there.

Anonymous said...

Shame about the weather on the cattle pass - it's lovely. Well done you though!!!

Douglas busy at silage now so don't know if his boss will let him off to join Manny :) :)
Katherine xx