Posted: 30/07/2015 at 21:19
I would take the piss out of the fear of butterflies, but I'm afraid of bananas so I can't really.
I've just been marshalling at the Hill of Tarvit race, which is race #2 in the 5-race series the Tour of Fife, taking place in different scenic locations around Fife on consecutive nights. My job was to sit next to a stile at the bottom of a ludicrously steep, cambered hill covered in long grass, and direct the runners over it. I also got to see them run up the hill, and it was a toss-up which direction looked like less fun.
Before that I did a session that involved running round and round a pond on some annoying soft grass, having to make the loops bigger to avoid angering a nesting swan. I didn't really enjoy it. Luckily I have been instructed to write, in detail, about whether or not I liked each session in my training diary. So this week I will have plenty to say.