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The first pilates session of the term (and the year!) took place at 5:30 pm in the New Common Room at Pembroke. Described as 'halfway between yoga and circuits', the class run by Lily focused on building core strength and testing the balance of everyone who attended, with guidance provided by Paul's mysterious envelope of pilates documents.
Today we had to leave, which was sad. We got up extra early and set about tidying the bunkhouse. Rory and Paul decided that the bedroom hadn't been swept for a long time, because there was more dust that it is possible for 18 people to make a week.
Rory brought Paul to hang Tour Champs, and everyone else left the hut about twenty minutes later. When they arrived at Newborough, Rory made a real life proper start lane to make it more like a race, and the runners set off into the forest.
The course was challenging but manageable, and everyone got round in a good time. James thought that 17 had been hung incorrectly, but he was wrong.
We had several more resounding choruses of This is Wales and Salsa Tequila, before the prize giving, where everyone who ran got a packet of biscuits. Dan was awarded 'Dan of the Week' for seven days of general Safking around, while Lily won the chance to spend a Christmas with Helen R. Paul and Helen P rushed off to their boat, which had been moved forward three hours, and everyone else didn't rush off to the cars, because they hadn't decided where to go yet.
Today the mountains were very snowy and it was very windy, so we didn't go to Gwanas, and instead went back to Newborough again! The hangers left in time to drop off Jeremy at Llanfairpwllgwyngylldrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Station, the name of which Fiona described as Fake News.
When we arrived, it started to hail and man was not hot, so stayed in the car for a while before heading out. Paul (yesterday's Dan of the Day) found the visor of the cap very useful in keeping precipitation off his face. We all met several doggos, whose owners apologised for their friendliness, which we thought was unnecessary.
Harry had planned a few courses on the same maps as Helen's from Monday, which made it quite difficult to read in places, but the training was good anyway.
When everyone was finished their courses, some people sat in the cars and listened to music, while others shivered in a rhythmic manner. Tim discovered that the 'loudness' of his speaker system had been turned off all the time, so we turned it on. Harry demonstrated that he was sexy and he knew it by dancing energetically around the car park, scaring all the local wildlife away.
We then headed home and Paul planned the AlcO. In a break from tradition, it was a semi-indoor MicrO this year, and as a throw back to the dawn of time, courses had to be copied down from a master map. Paul was fastest round the five testing refreshment points and courses but given he planned it he was non competitive. Tim was first real person, and Elizabeth first woman.
Some dancing and other merriment then ensued, followed by some dinner, and some less-than-merriment for certain individuals, who went to bed early.
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