#Scotland17 Day Twenty One – The School of Loch

“When you cross the finish line, no matter how slow or fast, it will change your life forever.
” – Dick Beardsley

After the best cooked breakfast of the trip so far – seriously that is going to be hard, if not impossible to beat – I set off for the Killin 10k. My running theory for my holiday has been to enjoy myself and then set two races up to kick start me back into fitness for the new academic year. This was the first of the two and I didn’t really know what to expect. What I got was great.

The race was incredible taking in the Falls of Dochart, the village of Killin and stunning views of Ben Lawers and Loch Tay. The race had a few challenges, but finishing in around 56 minutes was a good result and I felt reasonable all the way around. Afterwards tea and pavlova in the village hall with a medal around my neck; every race should end in a village hall with cups and saucers of tea! The goodie bag was simple yet super too: customised tin of mints; post race bath salts; and a tunnocks caramel bar.

A long, long drive took most of the rest of the day as I headed to Dumfries ready for tomorrow’s Doonhamer 10k. It was amazing to drive alongside Loch Lomond, some fun roads and beautiful views.

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