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The unintended lollop

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I wasn't meant to run tonight on the grounds that I was supposed to be refereeing a 7s tournament  tomorrow. Unfortunately, due to the deepening Covid-19 crisis, the SRU have taken the step of cancelling all domestic rugby in Scotland until further notice. While this is no doubt disappointing to many, it is an entirely sensible and understandable step to take in the circumstances.

Combine this with the fact that no one knows for sure if parkruns will be held tomorrow (and no one could blame anyone if they were cancelled), it meant I suddenly found myself at something of a loose end.

Fortunately, there is a virtual 5k challenge (courtesy of New York Road Runners) happening this weekend (there's also a half marathon challenge, but there was no way I was doing that tonight); so I laced up my trail shoes and went for a leisurely lollop along the old railway path and through the woods, and added another 5.15km to Team HU's total for the Vitality Running World Cup. Managing an average pace of 6:25/km, it actually wasn't quite as leisurely as I had intended, but it was certainly a good way to close out the working week.

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