Holy moly! It's great fun!
After years of saying that running was pointless and spoiled a good walk, a good friend convinced me that it's essentially doing what I love doing anyway, but a bit quicker.
Bought some Inov8 X Talon 212's and stopped off at The Cobbler for my first run since I was at school.
I was totally done in from riding the World Cup track at Nevis all day on the Saturday, but figured I could just walk if things got too tough.
First 1,000ft was brutal, very nearly turned back. Finally got some rhythm before starting the climb to the summit, then started to run the full ridge between at the peaks, which was FANTASTIC! There was a cloud inversion, so the clouds were below me as I ran across a knife edge ridge, before descending via the south summit.
Managed to get up and back off in just under two hours, including rests, so pretty chuffed. 7.5 miles, 3,000ft of ascent and a nice wee bit of technical scrambling.
Think I need to find a running partner though, there were a few times on the descent where I thought I would never be found if I lost my footing.
Anyone got any good mountain runs in Scotland they can recommend??
Also, any general tips?