Daily Archives: 26 February, 2012

woodford half-marathon

Louisa, Julian and Thom all take part in a local half-marathon. Afterwards, with all the family gathered together, we have lunch to which I contribute homemade hamburgers.

Thom gets round in a blistering 90 minutes – a personal best – and Louisa is fast, considering she now has two children, and finishes 14th out of some 150 women. Julian, in his first half-marathon, does it in an amazing two hours. All in all, there was a field of 1000 entrants.

before........

....Thom, in between....

.....Louisa in between....

......Louisa, in between......

......Julian, in between.....

.......and after!

All the runners had a tag on their shoes and this sent out a signal so that as they crossed the finishing line their time went out instantly and I could pick it up on my iPhone. Awesome!

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elaine’s 60th birthday

Elaine is now 6o and has a party at her house to celebrate. Michael, clutching a wine glass in one hand and a beer in the other, tells me of his impending retirement and plans for travel: Margie buttonholes me and gives me valuable advice on health that doctors used to give when they practised medicine instead of meeting targets.

the men.....

.....the women