...well, except for the fact that it was the middle of the day :-(
To the principals and a few others I think might be
Everyone starts off in a huddle under the limited protection Denbies
has to offer.
Surely they've got nothing to do today? Anyone who needs water can
just tilt their head back and open their mouth!
Alan doesn't take it well when I tell him that I love another man.
But it's not right that Nigel Mansell should look so happy in the
Amanda and Merilyn do a little rain dance just to be on the safe
371 realises that 1192 has worn the same dress to the party, and
he's not entirely happy.
A fairly clear view of Merilyn (-ish), and if you know what you're
looking for, there are some tiny slivers of Amanda too. I've told
them about positioning for photographs, but do they listen?
This is what you're missing. I've no doubt that the more hardcore
types would take this route this happily, but I guess ETL have to
think about their insurance position when some idiot cracks his or
her skull open and blames them for it, (Personally I'd just push
their head down until they saw reason, but I appreciate that this
may not be a position one can take in public.)
A confusing woman! Her top is almost exactly the same colour and
style as Amanda's, and she's wearing black compression capris as
Amanda often does (although not today). Fortunately I realise before
saying anything embarrassing to her.
Ah, here's me real birds! This sisterly togetherness won't last,
The first man (by quite a margin) appears on the horizon. In the
foreground, a bunch of kids doing some kind of surveying of the
local environment (funnily enough, they're more interested in asking
me about the runners than telling me what they're doing).
Who the *$)!£* are they? Dunno, but they're nice lads. Not sure if
they'll ever see these pictures, but I'll have a go a tracking them
Merilyn is flying down the slope!
Amanda is a bit more cautious, We need to find a way to teach her
downhill running, as she regularly overtakes people on the way up
only to be re-passed on the way down.
A nice bit of context, past the Denbies gates.
I intended the same for Amanda, but this slightly strange gesture
means, "I want your dry gloves!", so instead of taking her picture,
I have to switch back into support crew mode.
An excellent time! She gets V55 prize too.
Amanda has apparently speeded up now she has dry gloves! She's only
wearing one at this point, but what do I know?
Not at all a bad time for the event and conditions. She's third V45
(and there are three times as many V45s as V55s!)
The Quality Street wrapper women. Or drowned rats, perhaps.
Steve hasn't been taking part in the race, so why is he muddier than
Merilyn who has?
A mystery we can ponder until next time.