Matty and his pal Jo after the race

UP early (again!) – we’re off to Balfron to watch Matty run in the 10k and I’ll take some pix for the webzine

I had trouble parking when I went along last year ‘cos I left it a bit late, so we leave in plenty time so Matty can get registered without having to rush.

I get some pix of the start then we have a good half-houyr to wait for the the first runners to get back…zero-carb breakfast is kicked into touch with a roll and sausage!

Matty turns in a respectable time and comes in 28th place which is great. I get some photos then we head hime.

The afternoon is spent selecting some pictures and getting a gallery up on the webzine – see them here.

We take some time out and listen to the test pressing of the first of the four sides of vinyl for the live album. Main focus is to listen for locked grooves, skips or intrusive noises. There’s one weird noise that we’ll check the other (four) test pressings and see if it’s there too. There’s a few minor noises that we’ll compare over the discs but I think it;s down to static and ‘surface noise’ – test pressings tend to be a little noisier than the final product, for although they come from the same metal stamper, the pressing is usually done manually and doesn’t have the same pressure or consistency as the mainline pressers.

I make a tofu green curry for dinner then we take a walk to Betty and Joe’s where we catch up over a wee glass of red.