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Tim Gomersall 6th in inaugural Glen Coe Skyline Race

Great result for Tim yesterday in a truly mind boggling race around the peaks on either side of Glen Coe. Part hill running, part scrambling, part Spider Manning his way round 30 odd km of brutal terrain in 7:55:09 and only 11 minutes behind the Skyrunning World Champion, Emelie Forsberg. (Don’t think he’ll mind being chicked in this case!)

Take a look the website http://www.glencoeskyline.com for a squiz at the race route and possibly photos soon but to give you a brief flavour: “The race route traverses high and remote mountainous terrain. Once committed to many sections of the race route it is impossible to retreat.” (Actually that last bit could equally apply to some of Day 5 of Highland 2015?) Followed by: “Our proposed route features long and sustained sections of scrambling terrain, which is roughly equivalent to moderate standard rock climbing. Be under no illusions that a slip or trip on these serious sections of the route could result in death.”
Ooer!

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Tim Gomersall 6th in inaugural Glen Coe Skyline Race

  1. Dad was chuffed to bits, brilliant!

    Posted by Sam | September 3, 2015, 7:01 pm
  2. Wow, brilliant result Tim! And I thought Birsemore was tough.

    Posted by peppercat4 | August 25, 2015, 11:10 am

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