Shuffling Along . . . . .

1 day before JOGLE 2010

by on Apr.29, 2010, under Blog

We drove to Lossiemouth beach today and collected shells with the children. It’s a fantastic beach which is popular with the local surfing community. It’s been really warm and sunny & I’m sure looking back on some of the nice things we did today will help me stay strong when things get tough over the jogle fortnight.
It’s been another very long day and it’s not over yet, I’m writing this blog post at 2:30am. Earlier on today we had a large box of goodies delivered from my sponsors Buff UK, they did a fantastic job getting the parcel delivered to my hotel room in Scotland and a day early. They sent me some shorts, t-shirt, loads of great Buff head wear, socks, tattoo’s, stickers etc. The new designs are really nice, I love the new peak Buff’s which are a lot more comfortable than a cap & pack very small. I’ll do a review on all this gear once it’s had a thorough test over 870 miles in all weathers. I’ll also be testing some gear I got from Brooks. Some of the clothing you see getting good reviews falls to bits during ultra runs, it’s a great test bed for gear as it gets the kind of wear most runners would take weeks or even months to do in a day or two. I recently tested a North Face base layer which almost wore out on a single 90 mile run, yet a well known running magazine gave this top 5 out of 5 in a review. Sometimes I think they must just run round the block in the gear they get to test & if it feels OK give it a good review!
We’ll be meeting Rory later today to join the other runners on the bus to head up to John O’Groats for the start of the race on Friday 30th at 6am.
That’s all for now my next post will be from the bus tomorrow night.

Happy running!


9 Comments for this entry

  • Shane

    Hi mate, have put a link on the website as you will have seen. Did you and Sam get my text ????

  • Colin Fitzjohn

    Hi Shane, yes mate I got your text I sent you one back last night. Hope you got it ok, it was one of the longest I’ve ever done 😉

  • Shane

    Noop, never recieved, boo-hoo. Double check my mobie number 07595927626.
    Great pics mate – the headwear suit you haha x

  • Carol BC

    Hi Colin

    Carol here from the Dashers.

    Just want to wish you all the best. Hopefully see you when you’re coming through Garstang.

    Take care

  • sarah Roberts

    Hi , Colin, following your massive challenge …awesome !!

    Lots of luck & good running ..

    Respect !!


  • Russ

    Hi Colin
    Hope it went well today. We wish you good luck for the next two weeks and will see you on Saturday near Preston. If anyone can do it YOU can.
    Best Wishes Russ and Sue (Dashers)

  • Mr Sparkle

    Get it over with Col then you can start coming out with us biking on a Sunday again and go for a beer (possibly two)!


    Hi Collin,

    Hope all is well? My feet are killing me after London (and that’s only 26!). Janine and I will be looking out for you. We know you can do it!

    All the best

  • Denise and Shane

    Hi Colin, just a quick email to say we hope it is going ok and to plan? Good luck and keep up the very hard work.
    Love to Sam and children too. Denise and Shane

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