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Saturday 18 April 2015


Today we’re at a dog show at the Lincoln Showground. L comes with us and we drop her off at Lincoln parkrun on the way, not that she’s obsessed or anything. She's even checked out whether the Melton one is reachable from next weekend’s sportive at Rutland Water.

MD does two runs, two disastrous runs before we head back to pick her up. On the first MD fails to wait until I’m ready before he starts. I know he thinks he’s so smart but without me to point the way he really isn’t going get far. So that was an elimination. Then in the second I just knew he wasn’t going to get that tricky tunnel entry and I was so right.

The afternoon goes better. Run three is excellent apart from the one mistake which I have to say was all my fault and run four was a clear round. In a field of 235 and against dogs of a higher grade than us a rosette for 18th is actually a good result.

In the football, Derby embark on a nerve shredding 4-4 draw at Huddersfield which turns out to be enough to hold them steady in their current 5th place position. Elsewhere, all Leeds’ Italian players go on strike and we think we have problems.

In the evening we visit the Members Bar at Camra’s AGM which is being held in Nottingham this year. The last time I went was when it was in Derby back in 2000. Rather predictably all the decent dark ales have been picked over the night before but the 7.5% Russian Rouble from Flipside goes down rather well, as you would expect. We quickly move on and find all the surrounding pubs are packed out with Camra Members. So after an uncomfortable pint in the Borlase, we head home. Probably wise anyway with L doing the 10k tomorrow.

Canning Circus is in limbo at the moment. Lincoln Green have now pulled out of the Falcon but have not yet taken up residence in the Borlase. That should all sort itself out next month.

(Saturday 18th April)

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