Well, here's a turn up for the books. The boring fat old git just had an email to say he's been awarded the Sweatshop voucher for this month at Parkrun St Andrews. A free pair of running shoes! Wow - I'm amazed ... totally unexpected. And a little bit puzzled because I'm not sure why they think I deserve it. Sure, my times have shot down since I started Parkrun, but I don't think the prize is for best improvement in performance. It's not for being the quickest ... because I"m certainly not that, or even close to being close. Maybe the most enthusiastic though.
I didn't even do last Saturday's run - I was handing out the timing tokens.
Whatever the reason, it's come at the perfect time. I'm doing the Great Trail Run in Keswick next month but had decided I couldn't really justify the cost of a pair of trail shoes. So now I can go along and choose the best darned pair in the shop. Thanks to Parkrun, Sweatshop, my friends in this community, my family, my agent and anyone else who knows me.
One thing is now certain - I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE (:->)