Support run on West Highland Way

One of my recent pictures is of four crazy Milburn Harriers preparing to set out on the West Highland way race, 95 miles to be completed in a maximum of 35 hrs.

Sounds easy you say, you couldn't be more wrong.

Jim R(orange Top), Ian(Yellow), Jim Mc(Blue) & Brian(Black) are the guys in the photo.

Another club member Stevie and myself were due to meet Jim Mc and Ian at Bridge of Orchy 60 miles into the challenge and help get them through the last 35 miles.

So basically we were to keep talking and help keep their mind off the pain.

Unfortunately Ian had to pull out injured at 53 miles and Jim R got injured around the Drymen area.

Stevie & I did what we do best and that was wind each other up for 9 hrs and make sure Jim got to each of the checkpoints along the way in one piece.

In the end we managed to help get Jim Mc over the line in 23hrs 41mins and Brian got home in 23hrs 25mins.

A great effort from Jim Mc & Brian and next year it will hopefully be ian's turn to break the 24hrs.