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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TGO Challenge 2015

It soon comes round.
End of 2014 Challenge at Kinnibar links.

No sooner have you finished the last Challenge when another creeps up on you. For those on a first challenge it probably seems only a short time ago that the forms were sent in and you thought you had ages to get route, kit and transport sorted out.

Many challengers will already be on the journey to the start while others will on the last minute due to work and family commitments. Some may have that feeling of dread, sick, worried that they may not be fit enough or mentally ready to take on the challenge.

Although that churning in the pit of the stomach is a personal thing and you don’t have to be a first timer to suffer from it, let me tell you that it soon disappears. Once you have signed out of your start point and had a few laughs with fellow challengers those feelings dissipate. The wonderful scenery of Scotland and camaraderie takes over.

So, we wish you all well on your journeys. Enjoy it, make the most of it. Our journey is a very different one this time. A challenge of it’s own and the gathering in Montrose will be missed.
For those from abroad who have travelled great distances to get to Scotland i hope it is everything you expect it to be. I’m sure it will be, and more.

Sheila and I wish all the best to 2015 challengers and lets hope the weather assists you getting to the other side. Have a great time.


Louise said...

Thanks 😎

Sir Hugh said...

You are right about Scotland "taking over". I have just come back from ten days up in the north east and for me something special seems to invigorate and energise up there.

AlanR said...

All the best Louise and Laura.

AlanR said...

Hi Conrad, I have kept up with your travels, well done. Scotland is such a diverse landscape and all have beauty in their own way.

Unknown said...

Thanks Alan. Microspikes packed......just in case. This years crossing promises to be a bit different to last year, weather wise at least.

AlanR said...

I guess anything is possible just now John, but it started very wet last year and ended fine. Hope all goes according to plan.

Phreerunner said...

It all went too quickly Alan. Low drop out rate this year, no severe weather, and 20% from overseas. See you there in 2016!

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