The younger members might not know the original Sound of Silence by S & G...if not, Youtube it for the tune...
Hello Glebe Hill, my old friend, I've come to run on you again,
I’ve not a waistline softly creeping, don’t wish I was on the sofa sleeping,
I guess it could be worse, there could be rain,
And knee pain, as I run the roads of Cornwall.
Uphill I carry on alone, running shoes all tired and worn,
I grab hold of a street lamp, try to fend off a stab of cramp
And my eyes are stung by the drip of constant salty sweat
As with no regret, I climb that hill in Saltash.
And in the dying light I saw, twenty other runners, maybe more.
People gasping but not speaking, People’s footsteps fast and fleeting,
People running a hill that few people ever dare.
But they all dared, to run the worst hill in Saltash.
Friends I said, now you know, just how your fitness grows.
You heard the word and it showed ya, C25K no more sofa."
And your bodies are now so toned and so very svelte,
No tight belts, and no more need for diets!
And the runners bowed and prayed, for Wk5R3 they were afraid
But the graduates said don’t worry, you can make it just don’t hurry!
And soon there will be shiny green badges for us all
And lots of LOLs, we’ve beat the nine week challenge!
Ok, it's a bit tortured, but not as tortured as my breathing is going up that dratted hill lol...