Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Splish Splash

Despite the BBC weather report trying it's best to tell us it was snowing, the nearest it came was some sleet on the way home from training. Otherwise it was business as usual, wet, heavy rain. Club run scheduled for 12 miles tonight but this time avoiding hills to allow some recovery after the WHW training run on Sunday.About 8 of us set off on the 12 miler with JR taking his squad on a shorter run. (Nice to welcome two more JogScotland ladies to the club including my porrige eating pal Helen.)
So we set off towards Renton, across the footbridge and through the industrial estate and out to Dumbarton where we ran the traditional "Round the Horn" circuit. Brian and I were, as usual, out in front and as we started to reach the point where we headed back to the Vale, realised that we would have to do some creative thinking to get the 12 miles in. So we started a second loop, running back down to the Central station and back along the Renton Rd, rather than returning via the outward journey. That aded a mile or just over to the run finishing 11.4 miles in 1hr 46. The run along the Renton Rd was very much waterlogged, not good news for those running the Balloch to Clydebank 1/2 marathon on Sunday. I missed my entry as the race list closed at 500 entries so it's stewarding duty for me. I'll be at the bottom of the A82 off ramp on Renton Rd about 3 and a 1/2 miles into the race.


Mark said...

You were lucky. Some of us were out for a 10 miler as the snow most definitely came falling down.

Bloody cold when you are in shorts.

Lee Maclean said...

We had 3 inches of the bloody stuff this mmorning.
I'ts Spring time!!!! time for daffodills and lambs.
Aucht, I'm a right misery today.

Toodles, Mrs Mac

Thomas said...

Davie, 11.4 miles after that looong run on Sunday that's good recovery. I did 8 miles on Tuesday(in horrible weather) and I was knackered.

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

See you Sunday. Cairn and I will be out cheering, Marco's running. I'll throw your sports bottle out the car window as I pass. Given your cheek of late, there might be some force behind it :-)

Rachel Jayne Stevenson/Rogers said...

Enjoy the marshalling Davie. Speaking of snow in march do you not remember 2006 when we woke to 3 feet of snow the morning of Balloch half....and it was cancelled. Rx

Davie said...

Remember it? It took me an hour to dig the car out, never mind get to the start. Glen Stewart ran that day, starting and finishing at the top of the Bonhill Estate up to his thighs in snow. Says it was great fun!