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11/10/2012 at 23:24

How come Elspeth? I got an email on Monday saying that basically everyone on the waiting list was in if they emailed by tomorrow and paid up. I'm not doing it though. I'd email them if you really want to do it. Will see if I can find the email but basically they said they could cope with the numbers.

All about potatoes round here 57.5. I've learnt loads since we moved here two years ago. I also love the way the fields are planted with green cabbage stuff seed over spring/summer and then they put the cows in that field over winter and that's food for the cows. Pain in the ar*e on the school run though - we are always running late at best but at the moment there tractors and combine harvesters EVERYWHERE

I used to be a dab hand a cement mixing and patio laying - used to get paid by my dad by the bucket load for the cement and loved doing the laying of the slabs and wall building!!

12/10/2012 at 06:14

Mornng you lot

Morning Tri What is it you're doing at Uni ? I'm sorry I've not picked up on this before. DOH

A wet one when out this morning... Soaked

TrI: Hope bf (and then you) enjoy Velodrome session

Edited: 12/10/2012 at 06:16
12/10/2012 at 06:17

Double check that I have posted this morning...

12/10/2012 at 06:37

morning BM, lovely run I assume

The course is just my mentorship course which I have to do so that I can officially mentor student nurses. The joys. Its a few study days and an essay to be submitted at a later date. Nothing exciting...

planning to walk into town... will be a wet one then

12/10/2012 at 06:47

Morning Tri: Yeah lovely run, if you enjoy getting soaked. The joys right enough. Yup it will be a wet walk into town

12/10/2012 at 10:10

Morning all

Not looking forward to todays run in this, brrrrrrr, .

Never heard anyone in Glasgow calling it 'tattie holidays' - maybe just a Northern thing? I did a strawberry picking job one summer in the school holidays and remember my gran saying if they ever ask you to come back for the potato harvest dont, because she had done it during the war and it was horrific back breaking labour. Easy now with machinery. Could send some bored kids out to get a taste of Ye Oldern Days though?!!!

Definitely more cyclists - re. my last post about overweight men balancing precariously on road bikes . It used to be when a chaps waist size expanded to meet his age he would go out and buy a porsche and have an affair with his secretary, these days they buy a 2k Cervello and enough lycra to keep a small Indian sweat shop in business for a year .

And on that note .....I'm off......

Good luck all weekend racers .

12/10/2012 at 18:26


Saw the 'Chip Shop' on fire today at Galsgow Central Station . I  walked past itat 1:10ish before Fire Brigade arrived. Wow.Lots of people taking footage on their mobile phones.

MrsB and 2 younger kids off school until a week on Wed.

12/10/2012 at 19:03

Just back from Northumberland today - will catch up later. Great weather while we were down there, and some very enjoyable runs. Ran here after we got back - windy, but att least I finished before the thunder started.

I'm tail runner at the parkrun tomorrow. Husband is doing the Aviemore half marathon on Sunday, and a friend doing the 10k, so I'll be going up to support them.

12/10/2012 at 19:15

Alison: Glad you enjoyed your hols in Northumberland

12/10/2012 at 19:46

Cragchick - that's for letting me know that. The GO people never replied when I mailed them about waiting list about 6 weeks ago so assumed they weren't taking any more on. Now it's a bit do i enter tonight or be sensible and wait for next year and if I entered could I get the Friday off work to travel - possibly but not definite, had I known earlier I could have sorted it.  Not good at hasty decisions.

Maybe just hope they do the S2S one instead.

Glad it's the weekend!

Ali - Aviemore half is one I must do sometime, will be interested in what you think of it.

12/10/2012 at 20:19


Had to take a big detour home tonight as the main dual carriageway was closed due to flooding Got a training run on the WHW tomorrow so may need to dig out my wellies....

Have a great weekend everyone

12/10/2012 at 20:31

Lots of 'tatties' round here, hence the term I guess ... had never heard of it myself until we moved here!

Rain finally caught us proper this afternoon - just light drizzle this morning. Worked this morning and then squeezed a 7-miler inbetween that and school pick-up. Nothing like realising you are going to be late for pick-up to make you seriously pick up the pace for the last three miles!!! Managed a 7.2 for each of those three despite the greasy slippy trail I was on - and wasn't late - just!!!

WHW after this rain - hmmm - that'll be lovely then!!

Aviemore half should be lovely I reckon. Really must do it myself one year.

Happy weekends all

12/10/2012 at 20:56

Which bit are you running Mrs Mac? - have fun

Still haven't got the rain here, going to be tomorrow then I guess!

12/10/2012 at 21:07

Good luck on the WHW Mrs Mac .

Welcome back Alison.

Another 10miler for me today, much better than earlier in the week, legs finally back to normal after last weekend.

Hope its not too wet Elspeth ! I didnt think we had had that much here really until I was down by the Cart today and it was really really up high !!

12/10/2012 at 21:24

I was thinking of you last night when they read the weather forecast Elspeth as they specifically said you guys wouldn't get the rain

Interesting way of doing speedwork cragchick

We're doing Balmaha to Inversnaid and back (again!) and staying overnight in The Oak Tree Inn. I'll try and not fall this time

12/10/2012 at 22:27

MrsMac No rain but certainly getting cooler with Easterly gale warning tonight
Have fun tomorrow! and there let us wallow ...


Finding it diificult to get going again after loch Ness + work busy (flu jag clinic all tomorrow Els says I need to sign up for another race!

13/10/2012 at 07:17


welcome back Alison!

off to West Districts XC relays today. Should be fun. Its just 4k legs but painful legs Im sure.  (afterwards anyway).

Enjoy WHW MrsMac.

Id love to do Aviemore Half I think as well. Sounds a nice one.

Hope you get going again OH, post marathon is difficult though, Ive been finding it hard enough this week after the half!!

13/10/2012 at 08:40

Morning you lot.

Morning Tri All the best with West Relays

 Long lie till 7am  Then out. Off out with MrsB later, shopping (gulp ) then for a meal as its our 23rd Wedding Anniversary tomorrow .

Mrsmac: Enjoy WHW

13/10/2012 at 09:42

Thanks BM. Looking forward to it!!

Happy Anniversary for tomorrow!!

13/10/2012 at 09:51

Happy Anniversary BM

A driech day here so am postponing my long run until tomorrow. If I am going to be out for 3 - 4 hours I quite fancy staying dry. I can do my weights and a spin today.

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