Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:06
That sounds good Paperman, unfortunately I missed seeing Mrs Paperman and her friend as my runs were before 6pm and after midnight.
Cake has said he'll do a race report, as his will be far better than mine I'm just going to give a quick outline of my laps and say that I had a great time, not least because we had such a fantastic team. Things just seemed to work well with no problem in organising the order of running and getting runners out on time throughout the 24hrs. It's always great to spend time with Cake and Mr Digger and meeting Running Postie and her family was an absolute pleasure - as was sharing the weekend with our 2 other team members who were also brilliant company and team mates, I don't know that they are signed up here so unfortunately I can't identify them using forum names.
I messed up my first lap on Saturday afternoon by going too hard at it early on and came into the last km needing to work harder than ideal to keep going. At that point I passed by Doner Kebab, who judging by how knackered he said I looked was possibly weighing up if it was kinder to have me medicated or shot - I decided not to stop and find out which and went on to finish the lap instead.
My next outing was a 3am(ish) double lap job. I'd had trouble sleeping but once I had finally fallen asleep a thoughtful team member delayed waking me for which I was very grateful. The rain that had appeared earlier Saturday evening had stopped by this time and it was a beautiful clear starry sky to run under with just a little mist to add some extra atmosphere. As it happens, I am used to night running by myself in the countryside and I was able to settle down and enjoy these laps more than the first one - especially pleasing was running down the grassy hill to the 6km marker, the preceding and painful going up of which has earned that hill a variety of interesting if not flattering names on the Equinox FB page.