Ran 5 miles to Musselburgh, and took the following photos on the way. They show the debris left by yesterday’s high tide along the front. Tomorrow’s high tide will be very high, as well.
It’s been too rainy to run today, so I went to Portobello Baths instead and did 60 lengths. Outside, along the prom, is wasn’t half wild. Contrast the following photos with the ones I took two days ago.
What the following photos don’t indicate is how very windy it was at the top of Carnethy Hill, in the Pentlands, yesterday. Some people who were walking into the wind were finding it difficult to descend. The various fell runners were running with the wind at their backs.
Taken during my run on Friday, the following two photos show the tractor at work cleaning up Portobello beach. It does this every day, and the result is a lovely clean beach.
It’s not so long since the Seafield roundabout at Portobello was replaced at a cost of over £3 million. So – what happens next? They start to dig the road up again! Unbelievable! The roads in Edinburgh are dug up far too often. Better planning is called for.
Shaun (2nd from left) and pals (Elliot, Allan and Mike), about to get a lift to Edinburgh airport, on their way to Amsterdam.
To celebrate Lindsey’s birthday on Saturday we had lunch in the Il Castello restaurant. Lovely meal:
Then we walked round Edinburgh Castle:
Yesterday I ran in the Alloa Half Marathon. That’s the first one for twenty years. I think I previously ran in the Alloa Half Marathon in 1980 or thereabouts. My time was about 20 minutes slower than I used to run in my thirties, but it was a surprisingly easy run yesterday.
A wonderful thing about running in such races is the number of people who line the road and provide encouragement. The people who organise the water stations also do a fantastic job.
According to the results:
404 RODERICK MACLEOD 804 02:02:36 795 02:01:03 596 M 29 M55 UNATTACHED
My chip time was 2:01:03. You wear a chip round your ankle and this gives you an accurate time from start to finish. My time was 795th out of over 1,000 starters, and I was 29th in my category (male, over 55). The winner was TSEGEZAB WOLDEMICHAEL 01:04:51 *course record.