Day 26 – Saturday 18th April

  • 20 minutes plus 5 minutes’ cooldown level 14 (bike 1)
  • deadlifts and abs
  • Max heart rate = 162 bpm
  • Calories = 258, total so far = 8421
  • Distance covered = 7.83 miles
  • Total distance so far = 285.71

I was on level 14 again on the bike and I achieved a small PB of 7.83 miles – that’s .02 more than on Thursday but I’m happy with that. By Monday we’ll be crossing the 300 mile mark!

Saturday is work day for my weights and I managed 20 reps with 40kg on the flat bench and 10 reps with 70kg on the deadlift.

Yesterday Rowan launched its COVID-19 Crisis Appeal including a fundraising page for the JoGLE. So this morning I put on The Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started”  and so far, my amazing friends have donated £508.75. Thank you, lovely people – we have got it started, let’s keep it going. Click here to donate now!

Leaving Gleneagles, my route takes me on the A823 staying close to the beautiful river Devon. This winds through the picturesque glen that leads me to today’s stop at Glen Devon.

The glen stretches south eastwards from the source of the River Devon to Yetts o’ Muckhart and the Castlehill Reservoir.

I’m leaving behind the higher mountains but there are still plenty of hills and dramatic gorges like this one at the delightfully named Rumbling Bridge. Never short on castles, there is even a modest one here at Glendevon. 

Dating back to the 15th Century, it once emerged as a restaurant but now it’s in private hands but still standing strong – and the woods nearby are said to be haunted!

Monday will see me crossing the famous Forth – not I hasten to add over the massive Firth Bridge, but further inland on the Kincardy bridge.