A cracking turnout at the club tonight and we all set of together for an 8 mile loop of Bonhill, Haldane and Jamestown with the option to miss some of the loops for the less fit. As we were leaving a young lady in running gear came in and walked past us until she found Geraldine who looked less gruesome than the rest (only marginally mind) and asked if we were Milburn Harriers. A quick introduction and she was told to join in, and as we had a blether it turned out this was Sarah, a friend of Debbie and Marco's and who had been part of Debbie's support team on last years WHW. She settled into a good run and seemed to enjoy her run. She stays near me too, and we run on the same routes, so might manage to have the odd run together. After reaching the top of the hill in Haldane I found myself at the front with Richard, Andy and Stefan and after Mollanbowie Stefan found it a bit hard and dropped off the pace, so as we went through Balloch it became a bit hairy with the three of us pushing on and blaming the others. Thank God for inconsiderate cars, who broke the rhythm at various junctions and scaled the testosterone rush down a few notches.
58 minutes or thereabouts (no watch running) so considering the first mile was at the usual easy pace and the hills involved wisnae a bad run.
Off to another funeral in Campbeltown tomorrow and as we are missing another the same day near Strachur, we will have to go and visit a grave on Saturday so I'll miss the club cross country (what a shame).