To Irvine today to visit my neice and as it turned out my two nephews who had a school holiday. I posted that I had been down a couple of weeks ago at a retirement party, and had taken the retiree a rather nice botlle of whisky that my brother-in-law had obtained at a good price, as he works in Johnny Walkers in Kilmarnock. However I had forgotten to give my neice my share of the cost and she had embarrassed me by e mail into going down today to pay my dues. I got there to find the boys also had the day off and had a great time reading and playing with them and then sharing their lunch - mince with baked beans mixed in and bread to dip. Brilliant! And the first time in years I've had such fun at lunch.
Got home in time to do a bit about the house, then set off for the first of regular Thursday rep sessions at the club. We opted for hills and ran to Balloch Park where we ran from the main gate to where the road splits for the castle and the north gate. Two distinct climbs totalling about 700metres at a rough guess, jog back recovery x 4. Pretty hard work but sustained effort that has my legs objecting noisily and ensured the jog back via Jamestown was very easy paced. Total running of about 7 miles, maybe more.