2013 has seen a change to the number of races offered in the Scottish Ultra Marathon Series. All Scottish Ultras were invited to participate in the Scottish Ultra Marathon Series (SUMS) and, as a result, the series has now expanded from its original 9 races, excellent news for both the series and runners alike. There are also a number of changes that will affect participants:
- No minimum or maximum number of races will be imposed
- Your 3 top scores will count for championship points (previously 4 completions were required)
Details of SUMS 2013 have been released on the new SUMS Facebook page.
2013 was mostly about DNS (Did Not Start) for me, a huge change on previous years. Just weeks after the birth of my son Harris, I pulled myself round The D33 on a fraction of the training that I should have put in. With a longest training run of only 11 miles, I found myself suffering badly from miles 18 through to 33 and soon came to the conclusion that ultrarunning and being a new parent were not the best match.
As such, I withdrew from the remaining races that I had planned for 2013, including a second West Highland Way Race, which I had hoped could only go much smoother than my first attempt.