Tuesday, 24 April 2012



It’s “all change” through in the DGP. Sadly not in the work department.

No. It’s all changed along by my favoured running route. By the sparkly blue, gently cascading waters of the majestic Clyde to be precise.

It appears that huge swathes of the DGP are being razed to the ground! “Hurrah” I thought - at last someone with the vision and foresight to try and finish what those brave young men in their Heinkel’s and Junkers started in 1941. Common sense prevails perhaps?

Alas “no”. It’s just part of some sort of “rejuvenation” plan for the East End part of the DGP. I think that means they are trying to tidy it up a bit before the 2014 games. To be honest it’s not the buildings that make the place look “scruffy” – it’s the locals. Why go to the expense of rebuilding the place? Much cheaper simply to pump poison gas into Lidl and Aldi’s!

To be honest, it is a bit of a pain. The run was fairly tranquil – you felt you were out of the city fairly quickly -  and did act as a nice sort of “soothing balm” on the nerves during an otherwise crappy day (as any day in the DGP is). Now it’s pretty noisy and dirty with only a thin hoarding separating the path from a massive demolition site..

Anyway. The run itself? Well, not too bad. Only thing was I didn’t have my Garmin with me today so had to “guess” the pace. Turned out to be quite quick (I still have my “old” stopwatch with me). Out with the club tonight. What with the taper etc, it feels like a wee while since I did two runs on a Tuesday. It’ll be interesting to see how the legs are tomorrow.

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