While we have been generally freezing in the Scottish weather of late, Ally McDonald has been taking advantage of the Australian summer to take part in a 10km race out there. Great time posted and great to hear that he and his family are getting on so well. All the best for Christmas and the New Year to Ally, Mel, Isla Ella and Eilidh (and also to Eilidh and Brendan Grigg) from all your friends at ERN.
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The organiser’s site said: “A particularly scenic course along the Williamstown foreshore makes this race a must-do on the calendar of runners. A very big turnout at this year’s Event, with very happy Runners of literally all ages. Although it was very windy this year (even more than the previous year), at least there was no rain during the Event. (Lightning storms during the previous evening and early morning, and some rain until around 6am, kept some people away, it seems.)”
Ally said: “Hi, Are you ready for Christmas? Christmas seems more of an event this year now that Isla knows Santa is bringing presents, I can’t wait to see her face on Christmas day. Just looking forward to a break. I hope Little ERN was good; I still miss running around Arthur’s Seat and through the railway tunnel.
I have been really enjoying my running again. I lost a bit of weight, which has made it easier. I am looking to start adding to the distance in the New Year.
I did the Williamstown Foreshore 10 km again this year. It is a flat, quick course, but it was blowing a gale, at one point the sea waves were blowing over the bank and onto the footpath. It was a good day though and I got faster as the race went on (did the second 5 Km about 40 seconds quicker than the first). I find it hard to judge the pace of the 10 Km; I either go too fast early and blow up or don’t go quick enough and spend the rest of the race trying to catch up.
Some Photos: (courtesy of Sri Chinmoy website)