It was cold, oh yes. Zero Celsius in the little cold spot on the way out of town, rising to about four on the course. With this in mind, all the runners scheduled for the 07:30 heat scratched leaving the volunteers hanging around in the cold for an extra half-hour, the gits. Apart from that it wasn't a bad morning, with no wrecks and nobody drownded. Todd once again launched Barbara, in French, and she got away much more cleanly than had been the case previously. The wind only refused to play nicely with the 08:00 starters, which was a shame as Shinsuke Kouzai has been getting quicker all the time now he's got the Super Ketta Machine 162 to recognise who's boss. His 76.22 was the fastest of the morning; Ken and Andrea were next up with runs better than 73 mph. Aniek continued to creep closer to Barbara's world record with a 72.68.
|The Man paid a visit to spray us with mind-control kemikulz|
|Erik Gunderson takes over as sweeper|
|He may be both the world record holder and an Intrepid Birdman but just look at the state of his shoes...|
|Look, Mum, no camera! Mike Mowett in "Chuck Norush"|
|Junior Pocket Microscope (model 3a) required to pick out the Western Half-Devil Monster Face. Photo by Bas de Meijer|
|Aniek, nicked for Crimes Against Practically Everyone|
|O noes! It's the Western Half-Devil Monster Face again!|
|Ellen was back to her usual impeccable starting form|
|Yasmin about to give ARION 3 some beans|
|Ken prays for the wind to drop|
|Yasmin appears to have recovered from the disappointment of the evening's weather|
|Soz 4 teh Rubbish photo but it's not every day you see Marieke in a dress...|
- Aniek (HPT Delft/Amsterdam)
- Iris (HPT Delft/Amsterdam)
- Yasmin (University of Liverpool)
|The world's five fastest women: Ellen, Barbara, Aniek, Iris, Yasmin|
- Calvin (Univeristy of Toronto)
- Andrea (Team Policumbent, Torino)
- Ken (University of Liverpool)
|Andrea, Calvin, Ken|
After the officalese was done with, things began to get too rowdy for us sleep-deprived oldsters so I departed, as detailed in the placeholder post from last night.
|A wretched hive of scum and villainy, yesterday|
- Oasis, obv.