Taking part in TDS 2021

The UTMB is the most incredible trail-running festival in the world! Each year, the best athletes meet in Chamonix… Runners participate in one of the event’s 7 races. I was privileged to take part in the TDS event and the atmosphere was electric. This was an extremely technically challenging mountain race, with several craggy climbs and descents all requiring precise footing and balance. Sadly I didn’t get to finish the race. It was heart breaking to know that only a few metres ahead of me, there was an accident that unfortunately caused the death of a young Czech runner. My heart went out to him and his family.

Mirsie with pro athlete Fernanda Maciel from Brazil

Sandwood Bay Beach run

Described by many as the most beautiful beach in Britain! The wild and spectacular Sandwood Bay in Kinlochbervie is backed by huge sand dunes and a loch. Facing into the North Atlantic, the beach has nearly 1.5 miles of wide pink sand, flanked by cliffs. To the south stands the sea stack of Am Buachaille, while behind the bay’s large dunes stretches Sandwood Loch. The beach is considered to be one of the most unspoilt beaches in the whole of mainland Britain and we’d definitely agree with that!

Exploring the Scottish Highlands

David and I spent a month exploring the Scottish Highlands this summer. We started with the West Highland which he walked with a group of our pals and I drove the camper as the support vehicle. We then took a leisurely trip along the North Coast 500 route. Highlights were the beauty and vastness of the county of Sutherland, the Bealach na Ba pass – the longest mountain pass in the UK – which climbs to 2053m from almost sea level . And also the enormous stretch of isolated Sandwood Bay beach.

David (2nd right) and pals taking on the West Highland Way