Do we believe Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio when he says he completed the Swindon Half Marathon by accident? Apparently he was acting as official starter for the Half Marathon and then was due to run in the two-mile fun run but got lost...
Hmmm. He finished the half marathon in 1 hour 49 minutes, which isn’t much worse than my time when I do one on purpose. So I can't believe he did it by accident. Accidentally on purpose more like. He must have trained to run a time like that.
We have a couple of halves coming up but we have loftier ambitions for the beginning of December as we contemplate entering the wonderfully named Percy Pud 10k in Sheffield. Anything to get out of running around Sherwood Forest in the Edwinstowe 10k that weekend and getting a red t-shirt with Christmas trees on it, again, as is tradition.
Percy Pud sounds infinitely better and there’s no mention of a red t-shirt, instead you get a Christmas pudding, which is at least useful. We need to be quick because apparently the race sold out in early October last year.
True enough in between discussing it and getting the entry forms filled in, it’s full. So we still need to find something to keep us away from Edwinstowe.
After a highly successful dog class I collect L from Borrowash where she’s been meeting up with her rival from yesterday for another run, probably a bit of a debrief and hopefully in L’s case a bit of a gloat. Although she’s not really the gloating type.
(Monday 10th October)