Another False Start

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I feel duty bound to point out that I didn't drink all of that.

Having been told by the nice lady on the phone the previous evening that the track would be free from 6PM until 7:30PM, I arranged to meet Kev (who now has a blog all of his very own) and Gareth (who I think of as “enthusiastic”, but Kev very rudely refers to as “loud”) there shortly after six.

Much to our dismay, we were unable to run in the end as the track was covered in some sort of unmoveable, slightly smelly, and largely unsightly organic matter. I think it’s called “students”, but I can’t be sure.

Unfortunately, we had to go straight to the pub.

Needless to say, after a few beers, it seemed like a good idea to head back to the track and see if we could squeeze in a quick race before they closed. Sadly, we were a little too late and not quite drunk enough to avail ourselves of the hole in the fence. There was nothing else for it but to head back to the pub and consider doing the whole thing again next week.

Like some latter day Steve McQueen, Kev reckoned there was a bit of a blind spot.

The plan that was hatched may have been slightly alcohol-fuelled, given that it involved going back next week at exactly the same time. In the cold light of day, it occurred to me that we might encounter the same problems then that we dealt with so pathetically last night.


Gareth said...

It was a worthy try. At least we attemped the Guinness world record! :o)

Anonymous said...

And for what it's wotrth I think we dealt with it quite well.
The sign of a true olympian - courage in the face of adversity

John said...

I don't think Courage Best Bitter counts in that respect, Kev.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Ultimate Olympian..
Hoping you will have a successful year--on and off the sports field/pitch/stadium/arena/ring/centre/ground/desk/page---whatever!!
lots of love wowo

Phil said...

Hey! It's January 25th and you haven't posted since October! Are you giving up or what? Think of your fans, man! Wishing you all the best for 2007 - now get of your arse and kayak!