I was on vacation with my wife in Spain about as far removed from the running world as I get when I got a text from my brother to check my email.
The organizers of the Great Edinburgh XC race wanted me to come over and watch (they put on all the BUPA Great Runs and had mentioned in the past I should come over and see what they are all about).
So here I am, 2 days later. The race paid to change my ticket home and to accommodate me and my wife for full disclosure. I am here on their dime.
Let's hear it for the "Team" race. (I was telling my wife about the JV, "B", team race controversy, but that I'd watch Ritz and Rupp race in my backyard, although now Ritz is out).
Maybe I can meet the guy with the sign.