|Date||Friday 15th April to Sunday 17th April 2011|
|Start Location||Car Park near Durnamuck|
|Weather||Saturday: Overcast, windy on tops|
|(7.5°C, 75.5% Humidity, 18.4km/h Wind Speed)|
|Sunday: Sunny and Blue Skies|
|(11.0°C, 61.9% Humidity, 16.7km/h Wind Speed)|
|Statistics Day 1||Position: 9/13, Time: 06:49:43, Distance: 32.65km, Ascent: 1237m|
|Statistics Day 2||Position: 8/13, Time: 06:08:50, Distance: 24.55km, Ascent: 1274m|
|Overall Statistics||Position: 8/13, Time: 12:58:33, Distance: 57.20km, Ascent: 2511m|
FridayI was really looking forward to this year’s Highlander Mountain Marathon. It was red hot at last year’s event (Gairloch was the sunniest location in the UK on that weekend) and with a small field, it meant you spent lots of time on your own. This year’s event centre was located in Ullapool and with no campsite arranged for you on the Friday evening we decided to just wild camp somewhere near the side of the road after we had registered.
The journey up north was uneventful and by 7pm we had arrived in Ullapool and had registered. Our coach pick up time was 7am the following morning. We drove out of the town centre and headed north for a couple of miles. Just as we crossed the Allt an t-Srathian, there was a minor road that headed towards Dhue. Parking up here we found a great place to camp right next to the Allt. I had forgotten to charge up the device that automatically blows up the inflatable bed so there was some fun and games holding it down on Scott’s car whilst we inflated it via the cigarette lighter socket. We chilled out for the rest of the evening then settled down for the night.