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Jonny Muir
Writer and author. Writing about running in Scotland's high places. Out now: The Mountains are Calling, the story of hill running in Scotland.
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Jonny Muir retweeted
Ross Brannigan 14h
✍️ "...a strand now threaded its way from 1895 and William Swan’s groundbreaking run up and down the Ben to me, lying on the sunlit grass of Claggan Park at the end of my first Ben Nevis Race."
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Nathan Coombs Sep 16
"the fallen child, the rescued lamb, the clacking gate, the skittering scree, the calm before the storm, the storm before the calm, the mist, the rain, the pain, the rainbows, the joy, the glory." via
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Fast Running Sep 17
‘It is a classic, old school race,’ explains. ‘It is simple but tough. There is no hype. It is just 500 folk with shoes and bum bags, up and down Britain’s highest mountain.’
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Jonny Muir Sep 12
Replying to @raphbleakley
Thanks. His domination is seriously impressive.
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Jonny Muir Sep 12
Replying to @multilinguallib
Thank you. And well done to your husband - 20 races (and counting) is hugely impressive.
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Jonny Muir Sep 12
A layer of memory had been set down – like the sweetest buttercream in a towering Victoria sponge, as solid as a century-old drystone wall that curves around a hillside: ‘I have a son out in the big wide world.’
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Sally 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺 Sep 8
On the plus side... the new issue of does have a good feature about the by
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Jonny Muir Sep 8
TdH is a proper race. ‘I crossed Askham Fell at around midday. It already seemed like darkness was minutes away. My gait had been reduced to a shambolic shuffle. The ground was bone-hard and painted in a sheen of invisible ice.’
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Jonny Muir Sep 8
Replying to @monkeyleader
I am writing a piece on the race for Fellrunner. Would we be able to use this image (and others if you have them)?
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Jonny Muir Sep 7
Replying to @EsTresidder
'You can't be good at everything,' a coach told me once. He probably didn't mean the Ben Nevis Race and Ramsay's Round though.
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PJ Wilson 🎽 Sep 7
Replying to @MuirJonny
Reading about his achievements in 's book puts it into perspective. "...the day he had seen a human fly."
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Ally Beaven Sep 7
Hill Running Trivia: Finlay Wild has worn the same Lochaber AC vest for all 10 of his Ben Nevis wins. Rumour has it it has never been washed.
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Jonny Muir Sep 7
Imagine what is required of an athlete to win the Ben Nevis Race. Imagine winning 10 in a row. Finlay Wild is a champion of modesty and courage.
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Jonny Muir Sep 7
Replying to @EsTresidder
Hope it went well if you raced. I became a father again on Tuesday. Knowing the due date, I didn’t even enter.
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Pete Bland Sports Sep 7
All systems go @ Ben Nevis as starts fast for win number 10 and rumour has it an attempt at the record. Updates to follow
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Jonny Muir Sep 7
In 1818, Keats climbed Ben Nevis: ‘Imagine the task of mounting 10 St Paul’s without the convenience of staircases.’ And the rest: ‘twas the most vile descent - shook me all to pieces.’ Later, 500 people will run the Ben Nevis Race, sharing sensations that transcend time.
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Jonny Muir Sep 1
Thou shalt be free / As mountain winds.
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Jonny Muir Aug 31
Replying to @martinlittle
I have very recent experience of running for a very long time in the Cairngorms - I empathise, sympathise and am envious. Go well!
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Jonny Muir Aug 30
Replying to @RunsWritesCode
Awful. Really sorry to see/hear.
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Jonny Muir Aug 30
Replying to @runstothemusic
Oh, yes.
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