FRESH'N'LO Great Scottish Run

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03/09/2007 at 12:18

Ah, thanks Weegie, I'm in Edinburgh so not much change of getting an Evening Times.  If you have it in front of you the real name is Judith Law, I think my time was 2.10 something.  But if it's a hassle no problem, I can wait till this afternoon and check it out on the website.

03/09/2007 at 12:24

Won't get the Evening times here till about 2 o'clock. Well done with your time Cameron - don't be disappointed.  I'm resloved to the fact I do my training runs way better than I do a race. I get myself so hyper from moment i get up till start of race i've probably used up big supply of my energy but c'est la vie. Bloomin good day though and took day off today so pottering about in garden in the intermitent sunshine with sore feet - I'll tiptoe round to newsagent later for copy of my evening Times!!

Weecol must have just spotted my green ribbon poking out of my pre-race t-shirt as he chased after me passing the city chambers.

Debbo I seen you pirates - the green ribbon must have been camouflaged by your costumes!! 

03/09/2007 at 12:25

Weegie - you've opened a can of worms mate !

If you have time could you please check out Colin Sheal, time 1:55.11 by my watch.

Thanks very muchly.

03/09/2007 at 12:27

Crystal Tips

4704th (from 6460) 2:107

03/09/2007 at 12:37

Thanks Weegie,  though your wee symbol says it all - tht'a a minute slower than last year and 14 mins slower than my PB! But the summer training was sadly lacking, so it's hardly surprising! There's always next year.......

03/09/2007 at 12:42

Sorry Crystal Tips, the forum keeps inserting smileys! Time again is 2-10-07.

Wee Coll - 3221st, 1-57-34

03/09/2007 at 12:47
Thanks Weegie - you're a star
03/09/2007 at 12:51
Wee col, it inserts a smiley because you are typing : - 0 but next to each other....   this is shorthand for
03/09/2007 at 12:51
Oh it was a Weegie error! Oops.
03/09/2007 at 12:54

Triple S,

I'm aware of the make up of smileys, I just keep forgetting that standard time formatting might translate as them when the reply is posted!

Take care all,

Tommy.

03/09/2007 at 13:05

In the evening times website you can download the race pull out with all the times etc. it also has a little video you can watch to see if you spot yourself!!

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/run/

03/09/2007 at 13:12
Hehe Weegie, it's easy to forget with all these formatting options!
03/09/2007 at 13:17
Thanks for the link Gayle and Douglas. *thumbs up*
03/09/2007 at 13:33

Official time 1hr 41mins. 

Not bad considering i was hoping to beat 2hrs

BryanTheSnail (M.)    pirate
03/09/2007 at 13:47
I would just like to apologise for the photo on page 12 of the Evening Times supplement - I might have been better to have borrowed a bra from the women in the adjacent picture.
03/09/2007 at 14:11

I had a great day yesterday.

We were a bit later than intended, so missed most people at the Chambers, but managed to catch Straycelt and Wee Col for a brief chat before heading across to the loo queue.  En route I spotted a pirate - pretty conspicuous kit! - and had a word with Bryan the Snail.  Loo queue was slow, then someone shouted "there's no queue round the back" so a quick sprint warm up was had, last loo visit, then a ggod luck kiss from hubby, and I joined the back of the yellow (i.e. the very back of the race) for the walk round to the start line.

I missed the first mile marker, so I had no clue as to my pace, except that it was slow/fast slow/fast as I gradually started the overtaking which would be pretty much what I did the whole way round.  I was probably overtaken by about a dozen runners all day, and passed about 800. 

Picked up the mile markers, and stuck to 11 min miles (other than mile 1 which must have been about 12.5), taking a jelly baby every mile.  It got a bit warm in Bellahouston park, so half my water got poured over me, then headed for the shade in Pollock park.  The hills didn't seem as steep as they have in the past, and the downhills were magic.  Decided to do the right thing and try something new on the day, so I had a gel at 8.5 miles.  That's when I normally struggle mentally, and have often ended up walking, and it seemed to help (and I kept it down too!). 

9 miles, and the guy with the hose was a godsend.  That's my favourite bit of the course - brilliant cheering, kids doing high-fives and water everywhere. Fab.

Just after 10 miles I hooked up with Lesley from Edinburgh, and we chatted our way round the rest of the course.   That really took my mind off the pain (longest run since May was 8 miles, last weekend) and I was delighted to get to the end having run the whole way, in 2:24 something.   9 mins slower than last year, but given the lack of training, anything under 2:30 would have been fine.

Then hubby got a call from my mum to say she'd seen me on the telly. 

Cracking day all round - although I'm shattered today.

Thanks for the link to the Evening Times G&D.  Excellent pic of BtS resplendant in Pirate kit!

03/09/2007 at 14:42

Thanks for the link - my time was 2.19(I'll knock of 5 minutes as i did 2 portaloo stops in the parks unlike the guys who lined up against the trees-oh how handy it is to be a guy)!!

I'm more gutted that brian THE snail is an imposter - he's not a snail at all!!

Hope your mum taped you on telly Nessie. I've been on the front of evening times pull out twice in the mass crowds so can't be greedy!!

SFC
03/09/2007 at 15:00

Thanks for the link G & D !

Spent ages pouring over it....... beats working

1:46:31 a few seconds better than watch time - pleased with that!

 Did anybody else think that the Nairns Oat 'crisp'things were boggin' - Caramel wafer eating is a defining moment of the post race experience, yum!........ and.........what is the exploding white F&lo thingy ??????

debbo    pirate
03/09/2007 at 15:09

SFC - it's a frisbee!

Karen - we didn't have green ribbons - I was relying on the fact that I knew quite a few folk already so would find people.

My official time is at least a minute slower than my watch   2.-07 something.

SFC
03/09/2007 at 15:13
After running 13.1 miles I needed a frisbee like a fish needs a bicycle
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