Trail running 56:43  6.61 mi (8:35 / mi)
Then I get to give Ray the bike and the whining kids and run the Trotter from Blackness to a brewery at the far end of South Queensferry, with WHB, Briony, Al H and Alex. I really love this area for running and it was great - esp with company though the last 2 miles from Hopetoun were a drag. Felt v ill for mile 5 for some reason.
Then at the brewery we stood outside the bar for a bit as it was v small and packed with posh brewery tour people and we were really quite sweaty. There are limits to what a Trotter will try to brazen out (although these limits vary between club members). The wind was really strong and I got too cold. My knee got too cold in particular and totally ceased up. I got the train back with the kids who had gone from whining to that 1,000 yard stare of acceptant that their parents were masochists (everyone else’s parents let them watch telly all weekend. Everyone else’s parents have friends who they go for coffee with not run and drink beer somewhere shit that has no cake. Everyone else’s parents gives them £50 pocket money a week. Everyone else’s parents but them the latest £1,000 phone etc etc. But no, I get the parents that are idiots)!
Got the train home with the kids, and as I was sans bike I was hobbling after them and in the end let them cycle back through Edinburgh traffic without me. They are quite sensible but FFS it was a stressful hobble home.