Friday, June 10, 2011

A week to go...

... until the WHW race and I can't wait. May not be running this year but in many ways that means I can enjoy the build up more, without all the normal taperitis symptoms. This time next week we'll be at Milngavie, registering the first few runners, and feeling the excitement build as we approach the 1 o'clock start. I'll be doing the checkpoint at Balmaha, then going up to Rowardennan to see the last runners through, then heading to Beinglas to see everything is ok there. After that I'll get a wee bit sleep in a wigwam at Auchtertyre, before heading to Fort William in time to welcome the winner in to the leisure centre. I reckon I'll be there doing the times until everyone is finished, and will then go on to do the prizegiving. Throughout the day I'll try and keep in touch with santababy's crew and make sure she's doing ok. I'm sure she'll be great.

It'll be hectic, but brilliant. We're priviliged to be part of such a fantastic event. Good luck to everyone taking part, and to their crews. And a huge thanks to all the officials and helpers, cause it couldn't happen without you. Look forward to seeing you all at some point over the weekend.


Robert Soutar said...

Good luck for next week it is appreciated what all the volunteer are doing and if i get a chance i will say hello.

Ali said...

Hope you have a good time next weekend - like Robert I'd like to say a big thanks to you and all the other people who make this race happen - it is greatly appreciated.

John Kynaston said...

Looking at your schedule I think I'd rather run it!!

Thanks again for all you and everyone else does behind the scenes to make the race happen.

Hope you enjoy your role this year.

Thomas said...

Yep, next week I will be running (hopefully). Looking forward to it and seeing you at the start and finish (fingers crossed!).

And I agree with John, it looks running the race is easier than ... "running the show" :-).

See you in Milngavie!

Marco Consani said...

I just want to say thank you to you and everyone else involved in organising the WHW Race.
See you next week

Thank you.


Jane said...

Hope all goes well for you, and everyone else involved in the organisation of this special event.
Best of luck too to all the runners.
Looking forward already to your post-race blog!

xtine said...

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the comment on my blog. You were certainly doing great support yourself on the race day - seemed like I was seeing you everywhere every two minutes!!

I hope Sandra enjoyed her run too - she was ahead of me for ages after Kinlochleven setting a good pace!