Friday, 22 June 2012
The View from the Control Room
Well that was a different experience of a race last night. The Powers that Be at Portobello had decided that we should drag our epic 4 mile prom run into the 21st century by using a computer as well as a board and sticky label system to collate the results. This year was the 1st time so we had two systems running simultaneously and myself and Jennie were manning the laptop. (Smaller than shown above.) Quite a hectic experience really. As it happened there was a big brooding storm outside so I think I got lucky, consigned to the GP room at the Portobello Bowling Club, where so many inspirational speeches and attempted stretches have occurred before and after our winter club sessions.
Luckily it was a Dunbar championship race or there might have been nearly no-one at all. But the brave Dunbars weren't put off by a bit of rain. I didn't recognise Brian Davidson of RunTwo blog fame because he didn't have his dark glasses on, so apologies for being a bit glaikit. It was only when I saw your entry form that I realised who you were. If I'd realised it was you I'd have tried to scare you about the Lairig Ghru.
It was no surprise, then, that Dunbar RC carried off the male and female team and numerous other prizes. I was quite glad there wasn't that many folk but apparently that's not the right attitude. I would like to see us have a small trail race somewhere with cake afterwards...
There are some photos of the race taken by Alex Oliver here.
The results are on the Portobello website here.
And now I need to go and get organised for supporting our pal Richard Dennis on his 2nd WHW race. It is pouring with rain and seems set to continue. What will we take? Maybe a towel? A hot water bottle? Wet-suit? Some motivational marching music? Goodness knows.