Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Points of view

I'm sure most folk that read the drivel I scrawl on here are aware that me n him are how would you put it....dating, courting, the gither call it what you will he's my fella.
You will also know if you read his blog that he errs strongly on the side of artistic licence on many occasions and the truth is often stretched to the point of ssssssss in snap!!

His most recent post has caused me some concern and like 'angry from Manchester' I feel compelled to reply.
Oh I'm not getting on my high horse about the eyelash comment. I was there, he was there and so was John Kynason, (although he doesn't know that) we both know the score :)

No, I'm a bit concerned that as a self proclaimed state trained killer he could make such a school boy error.
When babies are lying in a crib current research shows that moving stimulation is good for their development. You know, those mobile thingumyjigs. Black and white are the colours of choice, they can even distinguish between them.

Tell my why then, that a 43 year old adult who is often to be found in charge of a fire engine cannot tell the difference between black and white?!?

Grant Jeans was most definitely dressed head to toe in undertakers BLACK on RAW race day, no sign of any Ku Klux Klan garb on show.
It was back in July Speedy himself decided that Casper the friendly Ghost was a good look for racing;) Who cares? the boy can go like shit off a shovel he can wear what ever he damn well wants.
And hanging round at the arse end of a race shows good character in the boy.

So, the next point. The lack of artistic licence in this post. See the bit where he mentions ' I should have done some training' at every checkpoint.......check it out......hee haw artistic licence

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Coming into Sorn checkpoint. The one with the blistered foot!!

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Eyelash Bridge.

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The finish, and a PB. You can just about make out Casper blethering in the background.

And I do it all for free :)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Ultra Road Trip

I’m not a complicated person. I don’t need 5 star luxury, first class travel and eiderdown duvets. This summer I have spent my time mostly helping out at races, going to gigs and camping.
All good as far as I’m concerned. Hannah, my wee girl has gotten into the habit of asking ‘what race are we at this weekend Mum?’ She’s a dab hand at the old marshalling lark.

This year the Mac Pirates have been well travelled.
Yorkshire for the Hardmoors in March. ½ of the WHW for the Fling. Glenshee for Cateran in May. ¾ of the WHW in June. The Clyde Walk Way (umpteen times!!) in July for my race the Clyde Stride. A weekend at home for the Round Strathaven 50 in August. RAW & a 2nd Hardmoors in September. Phew! what a season. It’s been fantastic, sharing the highs and low’s, successes and otherwise with an amazing bunch of people.

I thought that was it ‘til the Run with the Wind 10k in November. I’m off on holiday for a week from tomorrow. I have dreams of long walks, long lunches and long lies. I didn’t however account for Richie C running Caesar’s Camp this weekend and as it is only ½ hour away from our Southern abode it would be rude not to go along and cheer him on.

We can’t hang around too long though, as the Pirate and I are off to see Mumford and Sons at the Apollo. Living 400 miles apart aint much fun, in fact it’s a bloody nightmare. However the one thing going for it is when gigs are sold out in Glasgow we have an alternative :)

So far this year we’ve seen Caitlin Rose twice, The Airborne Toxic Event and a couple more to come.

I would like to think that a wee rest is in order. But already I’ve been ‘volunteered’ to start the year as we mean to go on. Jon Steele is hosting an ultra on New Years day. Does he not know I’m Scottish?


Me, Jon Steele and Mike Mason at HM55


The Striders Massive at the Fling. 4 Relay teams and counting.


Karens Cateran Trail Race. The usual suspects less a certain Pirate.


Team Waterman at the WHWR.


Tarholm Bridge RAW 2010.

I am now technically not ‘Mrs’ anything but Ms. Mac doesn’t seem to work the same so Mrs Mac I will remain.