Ok, so we've been having the hottest weather since the
Permian-Triassic extinction event, over 250 million years ago - or
at least since 1976, certainly. A beautiful evening in the warm
sunshine beckons for the Wedding Day 7k...
It's not too bad before the race; cool and rather overcast, but not
By the start, though, it's definitely drizzling. I don't think Pat's
going to have to worry about the heat after all, but conversely, I
hope that Amanda won't have to worry about the cold!
At least the man from Ranelagh seems to like it!
At the finish, Amanda will later tell me that she didn't see Merilyn
marshalling. Well now we know why: she's too busy racing the man
What's this though? Seems Pat's struggling a bit. She's barely off
the plane coming back from holiday, and now realises she was maybe a
bit over-optimistic thinking she'd need no time to recover from the
Bernie's not running through injury, but he and his family are
supporting on the finish line.
Clearly it's a lot funnier on Amanda's side than Carol's...
So, shall we have a cold and damp picnic in the park? No, we'll have
our picnic at home instead. Much more sensible.
Then just as we're leaving, a voice calls out to us from the baggage
store queue: it's Lindsay! We didn't know she was here, and I've put
my camera away now, so no exciting action shots of her queueing.
When we check the results, we will find that she was a couple of
minutes behind Amanda, so I won't have any pictures of her from the
main part of the course, and while I've got fairly comprehensive
coverage of the start, she must have been completely blocked from
view in the crowd. She'll just have to be the Invisible Woman for
In two days we have the Apple Pi run in Guildford. They've been
warning us to make sure we drink plenty of water and wear lots of
sunscreen. I wonder if that advice will need revision...?
Love to all,