A lovely sunny day for a gently undulating 7.5 mile race. The day before I had done a gently undulating 30 mile bike ride with Derek from South Queensferry to Kirkcaldy and back. I can tell you that's enough hills for one weekend. Although having entered the Beachy Head Mararhon in a moment of complete madness I will need to get in as many hills as I can between now and the 27th of October. The CAAC Select for this race was Dean, Gillian and I. Dave H had left it too late to enter as had Dave Law although he was there to sip freshly made strawberry smoothies as we ran round. The race ends at the Dunblane Hydro which is up a fairly steep hill. It's something to look forward to as you start the race at the foot of the hill. As is customary I took up my starting position at the back and it took a good few miles before I could see Gillian ahead of me. The sun wasn't helping matters and feeling slightly dehydrated the water station at mile 5 came quite far into the race. At this point I had momentarily caught up with Gillian. Only to see her dissapear again as the water seemed to be acting as rocket fuel for Mrs Carr. I must be honest here - I was none to pleased having struggled for 5 miles to catch up I though it would only have been courteous for Mrs Carr to chum me to the end. No such luck. This meant slogging for another 2.5 miles to try and catch up again, which I managed to do - just. Once finished I found Dean out for the count on the grass. Apperently for those who were at training on Thursday he was doing a good impersonation of Nick. Good runs by the Carrs I reckon on a very hot Sunday afternoon. After the run we had a nice drink at Hydro - very posh. I left to resume my decking duties whilst Dean was off to try on his newly purchased budgie smugglers, goggles and cap.......... Results to follow as is a picture of Dean in his new triathlon gear. You'll have to go to his Facebook page though - this is a family club!