First winter foray into Dumbarton, avoiding the dark and dangerous Renton Road, we headed over the Renton footbridge and out past the Lions Gate towards Bellsmyre. One, nay, the only benefit of the new road system they have put in place for the new retail/commercial park is that there is now street lighting the whole length of the road, although we returned along the top road to Bonhill Bridge and that part remains unlit. Anyway, I digress. On reaching Dumbarton we turned down Townend Rd, where two members of Dumbarton AAC were spotted doing reps, to the Church St roundabout, then along Glasgow Rd to Greenhead Rd where we ran back up to the A82 and returned along through Bonhill to the bridge and back up to the club. Seven in the pack Jimmy, Ali and Geraldine staying together at the back whilst I took Garry, and new boys Richard and Ian along at a slightly faster pace for the last 5 miles or so. 9 in total, pretty easy running, but good to get to run with the newer guys who are coming on well despite only just joining the club recently.
Good turnout at the club overall with Jim taking his group to Loch Lomond Shores for some reps and a few others disappearing for a shorter run.
Club cross country race at Balloch Castle on Saturday morning, not my favourite race but forms part of the training schedule so nothing else for it but to turn out and run. Hopefully home baking to look forward to post race:-)