Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:14
Hail and snow here too, had to cover loads of stuff I'd planted out at the allotment so it doesn't freeze to death after last weeks heat .
Had a nice run at Balfron 10k yesterday, it was a bizarre one though as they had sold more spaces than last year (over 600!) and last year it was rammed, this year I sat in the car in the hail and snow wondering where everyone was! Luckily the hail stopped just in time for the start at 11am, and the sun came out . I had an easy first 5k out, no jamming in like last year, got a clear run, although wasn't pushing it so was slightly slower at 26mins, but on the back it was into a head wind and of course every year everyone forgets the big long climb to the finish. Still happy to finish with a 54.something on the garmin, especially after being ill and decidedly wobbly-legged on Saturday!
They had some problem with the timing chips not working properly, so no official times. I thought mine was rattling or loose when I collected it, then on the shoe it was constantly rattling like it had a loose connection, but it looks like no one has got a time. The mats didn't do that beeping thing they usually do when you cross, which I thought was a bit odd. They said they have times but they are all incorrect, so the timing company might have a bit of explaining to do there!
Finished with a massive slice of lemon drizzle cake so wasn't that concerned about the chip !! Then had a wee drive along Loch Lomond to put myself in the mood for the Fling next year .