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Training Log Archive: mattp

In the 7 days ending Oct 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking4 16:34:20 44.74(22:14) 72.0(13:49) 2950
  Orienteering1 1:51:28 8.51(13:06) 13.7(8:08) 200
  Running2 1:38:21 9.94(9:54) 16.0(6:09) 340
  Total6 20:04:09 63.19(19:03) 101.7(11:50) 3490

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Sunday Oct 18 #

Walking 3:40:00 [3] 20.0 km (11:00 / km) +600m 9:34 / km

Kearvaig Bothy - Sandwood Bay

Spent a very comfortable night in Kearvaig Bothy with Nic and Steve. Nice fire and really good to have some company. (

Walked back by a more inland route, tbh, started running back but pack was rubbing and it all felt a bit silly. The hills in Cape Wrath have very well manufactured cairns which I guess is from the training exercises they have there. The highlight was a nice little scramble up a gulley on Creag Riabhach, I wonder if anyone has been up that way before..

Saturday Oct 17 #

Walking 5:00:00 [3] 20.0 km (15:00 / km) +400m 13:38 / km

Walk to Cape Wrath Lighthouse

Found Brad and Sarah at a nice wild camping spot on Oldshoremore Beach the night before. They had been planning to walk the Cape Wrath Trail in order to make a documentary but the film maker was too unfit so he pulled out after the second day and the whole trip fell apart.

Sarah was walking the last part to Cape Wrath that day, Antonio joined her after walking the rest of the Scottish National Trail. I caught them up for an hour by Sandwood Bay and walked the rest of the way with them. Antonio was very glad to reach the finish.. Perhaps I will make an appeared on Antonio's YouTube channel in the near future (

The scenery on Cape Wrath is awesome.

Running 37:00 [3] 5.4 km (6:51 / km) +100m 6:16 / km

Run from Lighthouse to Kearvaig Bothy

Thursday Oct 15 #

Walking 3:12:30 [3] 10.6 km (18:10 / km) +950m 12:32 / km

Ben Hope via NE Ridge

Decided it looked much nicer for a scramble up the N ridge than the normal out and back most people do. The scrambling was not very difficult or exposed so would definitely recommend this variation. The terrain this far north is also usually easy going, mostly short heather or grass. Saw loads of deer and nice views out over Ben Loyal and Ben Kilbreck.

Wednesday Oct 14 #

Walking 4:41:50 [3] 21.4 km (13:10 / km) +1000m 10:41 / km

Ben Kilbreck

Not a bad hill, but also not a good one. Descended off the SE spur rather than the normal out/back which was easy going at first but quite steep going down into the valley. The path ended up being quite boggy towards the end as well.

Tuesday Oct 13 #

Orienteering 51:40 [3] 5.8 km (8:54 / km) +100m 8:12 / km


Didn't get switched on so much as was a bit hot with too many layers. Found a training kite though and managed to stay on line in the green mostly.

Orienteering 59:48 [3] 7.9 km (7:34 / km) +100m 7:07 / km

Culbin East

Soooo prime, heads-up and straight lines for an easy life.

Monday Oct 12 #

Running 1:01:21 [3] 10.6 km (5:47 / km) +240m 5:12 / km

Around River Tummel on the way up to Inverness. The most road I have run on in months but found a pretty nice wild swimming spot for the future.

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