Posted: 27/07/2015 at 22:10
I cannot tell you how relieved I was to be able to hand over the timing chip. Job done, then it was off to the Pirate feed station.
Although I'd helped out at an Outlaw feed station before this was my first time at a Pirate one. Spirits were high with lots of 'energy'. The bacon butties were brilliant, thanks for that. Everything else was good natured and fun. Then the rain came, but it didn't dampen the spirits, just seemed to liven everyone up even more!
Meldy took me back to HPP where I picked up my umbrella and headed out on the course with a back pack and some beers.
I remembered when I did it that the outer reach of the run was sparsely populated by spectators, so determined to, figuratively, wave a Pirate Flag and make sure people kept moving.
The weather was foul. If the runner stopped running they'd soon get cold and dispirited. What I hadn't counted on was being stung on my neck whilst standing at the side of the path! I'm now typing this with a 'goitre' swelling under my chins. Well, that's what I'm telling myself it is, definitely not another chin!
Great fun at the finishing chute and am glad the weather was slightly inclement. It made sure Flat Footed kept his clothes on!!
All in all a great weekend. Lovely to see old friends and meet new ones. So glad I joined the Pirates! At my age, relays are definitely the way forward! Thanks everyone!