marathon weather in Benbecula
Posted: Friday, 15 June 2007
the above photo just confirms nwhat have always thought-to run marathons you must be gluttons for punishment!!
carol from under grey skies
I have a similar raincoat here - has an engine, steering wheel and a wheel at each corner. It's a 2 1/2 mile hike to the nearest shop (no public transport) and then it's uphill all the way home. Any shopping ends up making your arms 2 1/2 times longer if you don't take your 'raincoat' with you!
Rachondarox from Lancs
I just look forward to the day when when we will all go back to walking to the Coop & carrying our messages home in environmently friendly carrier bags (paper), there is one advantage you would never be lost as you could follow the trail of other peoples shopping as their bags degrade on their way home.
David from Luanda
David from Luanda as in Angola?
mjc from NM,USA
Yep - brave souls; wild weather can be great running, but hefty winds mean you get your "resistance training" for free - probably equivalent to a few extra miles in easy weather. The shower/bath after would be bliss! Didn't realise there was so much running on the islands - running clubs & summer events too - the running keeps you warm & once you're wet you can't get wetter (usually...); hope the other half-marathon's were a bit brighter for everyone: brings out more folk to cheer you on/ specially helpful on longer runs!
Elspeth from busby glasgow
i lived on benbecula in the 1970s in a caravan concreted in the ground so it didnt blow away. well done those lads.
lyn pidd from lincoln