April 28, 2014 George Foster


Hooooooold on just a sec! April isn’t quite done yet so there’s still a tad more to bore you with…….

It’s only gonna be a short one though cos there’s no more races in the diary for this month and only two since the last post.

Beinn Dubh hill race in Luss next to Loch Lomond was a mid-week run as part of the Bog and Burn Series (a weekly series of short runs throughout the summer months). Thankfully the midges had made a welcome return to the fold. It’s great getting your legs bitten to shi’ite! A good turn out of 90-odd folk took to the hill in pretty much ideal conditions; cool, breezy with a touch of dampness in the air. I came 7th after a pretty poor (overly eager) start up the hill that seemed to go on a lot longer than I had given it credit for! Joe Symonds of the ‘Symonds Dynasty’ was 1st by a fair way.. Got chatting to an old fella with a cast on his arm wrapped in a black bin bag. Ok?

The Sunday just gone was the Balfron 10k at……..Balfron. A carnival atmosphere saw some dude from Central AC smash the undulating course in 32-odd minutes. I found it pretty frustrating as a run because I didn’t actually feel like I was in a race and so didn’t push myself as much as I’d wanted. Came home in 10th at around the 36 min mark but was hoping to hit 34 mins. Instead of giving it a decent go I was essentially cruising along. On a positive though I guess it’s nice to be feeling cruisy this early in the season on a far from flat course.

Results here.

May this week! Got the second of the English Championship races on Saturday down at Coniston so should be fairly busy I’d think.

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