I paced up and down for what felt like an age, not sure what to do.....I replied saying thanks and I'll see you in the morning.
I spent about a half an hour scrambling around the house packing a kit bag and scavenging around trying to make up 3 drop bags for the route. So my race preparartion wasn't exactly that for which I'm known for. No time for laying it out for a photo for FB this time!
I would only get around 6 hours sleep as I would leave the car at home and get the train into Glasgow and then the subway to the start. Maybe this is good way to go into an event, giving myself no time for the nervous energy to start sapping my energy levels. Just turn up and run. I wouldn't recommend it though! So after struggling with 3 drop bags, waist pack bag and kit bag I made it to Partick for 8.30am. I paid and got registered with Julie and felt a bit embaressed to just turn up on the day. Then Lee confirmed that I was indeed a chancer! My thanks to Lee, who had enough to deal with without 'additional' runners just turning up. I managed to meet and greet a few others, including some who had also run the WHWR just four weeks prior. After a quick race brief from Lee we walked to the underpass to start. We were off.
My thanks to the ever fantastic Lee MacLean for a brilliant day. Thank you and well done to all her team of marshalls and volunteers, including Julie, Karin, Karen, Brenda and Norry. Top job folks. I didn't really take in who else was at CP's helping, but thanks to all of you for encouragement and getting all the runners in and out fuss free. Well done to all who ran, especially all those who ran the WHWR a few weeks previously and still managed to get to New Lanark in one piece. On to the next one.........Bring it!
(Don't know who took these two photos above, let me know if anyone knows so I can give credit)