Posted: 17/08/2015 at 12:19
slowkoala - well done on your race. 2nd female isn't dusty .
I've ordered some larger size trainers and now I'm worried that they're going to be much too large! Just have to wait and see, but I really need new trail shoes before next Sunday .
Leila's Run for me on Sunday - friendly, low-key and just half an hour drive from home . Ran round with GL, so quite a lot of chatting, and eventually rolled up in 5:20. Four laps, a bit undulating in places, quiet country roads, tracks and very uneven stony paths for the downhill parts. Lots of 100MCs there and it was also SE's 100th. I got stung on my neck during the 2nd lap by something that must have just zoomed out of the woods - probably a wasp as there were so many of them at the water/food station. Despite anti-histamines, today it is a huge red swollen lump which itches like mad . And on the last lap on a stony downhill track we were stopped by a couple walking up the track in their poshest clothes. They wanted to know if we knew where the wedding was . We chatted for a few minutes establishing that their instructions and a sign tied to a post directed them up that way, but telling them that we had seen no signs of a wedding - just a track, woods, fields and a small muddy pond. Then a shiny white car drove up with a suit hanging in the back so we left them to it. Just 30 seconds later we passed two more women, again in their finery, gingerly walking up the track so I guess that was the right way. It bugged me for the rest of the lap - thinking that I'd been so unobservant that I'd actually missed a wedding reception .