Aviemore – A Flying Visit by Train

I spent the morning in Aviemore today which is a town around 30 miles south of Inverness.  It’s extremely popular with tourists and has a very ‘outdoor’ feel to it.  I just went to do a bit of walking and definitely picked a good day to visit as the weather was extremely warm.

Anyway, here’s a few very random snaps of nothing in particular.

Balmoral 5K 2017

April in Scotland can only mean rain, gale force winds, a sprinkling of snow, and beautiful sunshine, and yesterday at Balmoral Castle was no exception as I took part in the Balmoral 5K.

This year was a bit special as it was the event’s 20th anniversary and as ever it was a lovely day (despite the mixed weather).

Over 700 people took part in the 5K which was over 100 more than last year.

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Here I’m settling into the pack before destroying them with my sprint finish (in my dreams)

It’s not the easiest course but my run went pretty well and I was 10 seconds inside my time from last year.

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Here people are left trailing in my wake

As it was the 20th anniversary we were given a rather lovely medal.

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I can’t recommend the event highly enough.  I also managed to record the whole run and you can watch the video below.  For whatever reason there was a problem with the sound but to be honest all you’d hear is me sounding very out of breath!