Ifferdale to Campbeltown – Kintyre Way Ultra Stage 2 (Recce)

Good Company

Me, Steve Elaine and Bill
Me, Steve Elaine and Bill

This time I had some company with me for the recce run. I was lucky enough to be accompanied by 2 other members of the club who are also doing the Ultra! So, over the course of the weekend me, Steve and Elaine ran the whole route (though on the road, not the beach section at Carradale due to fading daylight. Will go back for that section) accompanied on the first day by my buddie Bill.

The First Day

To get more information on the first leg to Carradale, please see my previous blogpost. HERE. We ran the first day as I did when I ran solo. However after been shown a section that I had gone wrong on by myself, we adjusted our course for the correct route.  Here are a few of snaps from the first day.

Setting off towards the beach
Setting off towards the beach
Beautiful day!
Beautiful day!
Climbing to the viewpoint
Climbing to the viewpoint
View towards Arran
View towards Arran

The Second Day

Starting early, leaving the comforts of our “Wigwam” and with tired legs, we made our way back to Saddle (near Ifferdale) and set off on the final leg of the recce to Campeltown. This was much more “Bike Friendly” than the other leg so Elaine could zoom off ahead.  This section had some beautiful views of Loch Lussa. Here is the day in photos!

The Cosie Wig Wam
The cosy wigwam
We are off! Running to Ifferdale to start the final leg.
We are off! Running to Ifferdale to start the final leg.
Getting a little snowy here!
Getting a little snowy here!
Beautiful views
Beautiful views
Decent towards Loch Lussa
Descent towards Loch Lussa
The team by the Loch
The team by the Loch
Running Selfie!
Running Selfie!

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Bonnie Loch
Bonnie Loch

After the loch section it was tarmac road the rest of the way to Campeltown with a descent that caused some serious “foot slappage” haha!

Steve Just before he took off down the road!
Steve just before he took off down the road!
We made it!
We made it!

The Route

Here are the route/ elevation maps of the runs!

Day 1
Day 1
Day 2
Day 2

All in all a great weekend of running.

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