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Pedestrian Etiquette

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 16:14

I've been in a 10k where guys have done that - run straight into the path of anyone that dares to take more than 45mins+ on the course. That is about the only time I've ever shouted at anyone to 'move out of the way you f*cking dick!!'

Pedestrians don't bother me, I usually just run around them. It's hilarious running around here when it snows, for some reason the pedestrian assumes I'm on the 'best bit' of snow, i.e. the least slippy bit cos I'm running on it, so they move over to my side, so I move over to there's, then they realise actually the snow is exactly the same on both sides and want back over to their original side. It's like a little dancing on ice routine!

So now I just run onto the road if I see a pedestrian coming toward me when its snowing !

Scottish Runners

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 16:19

I hate having to get people in to do work too, much rather try to do stuff myself. I know a good plumber so that is one less thing to worry about, just need to find someone to do the tiles.

Long run today in hideous heat and wind, got some good hills in and then cut it short as the heat was flaking me out.

So yesterday I was down at Rouken Glen park looking for some allotment supplies in the garden centre, mainly netting for the broccoli, walked in the door to be greeted by a line of 1m high illuminated Santa's!!! Yes, it was 22nd August and about 18degrees outside and they have already started their Christmas display ! They had also moved quite a lot of the useful gardening stuff in order to accommodate this tat!!! I think I might have to shop somewhere else on principle...

Cape Wrath 2016

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 15:11

Ian - I don't think the heat would be too much of an issue at Cape Wrath to be honest .

Guy from my allotment was just back last week from 2wks hillwalking around the Cape, he said it reached the heady heights of 13degrees, continually lashed it down with rain and was so windy he was clinging onto the edges of cliffs for dear life.

But there were no people about, so it sounded like my kind of holiday .


Scottish Runners

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:10

Ouch Elspeth that sounds a horrible fall. Hope you recover soon!

Had friend up staying for two weeks whilst she was on a course, and had loads of work, so not much running here, although did get out at the weekend and on Monday.

Trying to get my bathroom a basic make-over but so far all the quotes have been outrageous, so I think I will be getting a plumber and a tiller in and doing the rest myself!!

Need to pick up on the training once friend leaves tomorrow and get some miles done.

Fort William Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 17:47

I think their hands are probably tied with the finish area because of all the other activity stuff in the way, so they took us around the side of it to avoid any clashes with high wire courses / mobs of tourists / buses etc.

I had a big smile on my face at the finish as that 0.2m reminded me of the last bit of the Highland Fling and I just thought 'you b*ggers' - if we haven't knackered you enough on the trails, this last bit will definitely get you .


Scottish Runners

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:35

Sorry you couldn't make it Elspeth - maybe next year?

No midges definitely sounds good to me at the moment !! The itching is worse than having sore legs!

Hmmm, I was wondering what to do in Sept. .

Scottish Runners

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:02

Midge bites took a while to come out - 7 on right arm, 3 on left, five on legs around sock and short lines!!  Didn't feel them at the time....

Scottish Runners

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 10:34

Ouch - slightly sore legs today from all the downhill sections !

Good hilly race, great scenery, really enjoyed it (even the 4m uphill to the finish which felt like it would never end through those woods !). Overtook a tonne of people in the last 6miles, probably why I am feeling it today!!

Fort William Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:36

Great race, had a really good day out, and thought it was a really good route. Loved the views and the hills and very runnable trail conditions, a good balance of terrain overall.

Thanks to the organisers and all the mega-friendly marshals out on the course. Good 'weighty' medal at the end .


Scottish Runners

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 15:49

Might see some of you in Fort William on Sunday.

Forecasts all predicting dry morning with rain in the afternoon, so the sub-3.30's might get a dry run but the rest of us are in for a soaking ! Luckily there is supposed to be a tunnocks wafer and a miniature whisky in the goody bag , might ease the pain!

Good luck all.

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