It's Official, I am stupid but Im carrying the Olympic torch

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Yes you heard it here first.

    Tonight was the running club Relay race, with the legs still recovering from my last Ultra marathon 10 days ago I went and took part. We used the motorhome as a host venue after the event with Nikki making some wonderful hotdogs and cakes for the runners.

    Then, the stupid moment arrived.

    We got talking and on Ultratraillife they were struggling. They are following the route of the Olympic torch with their own alternative a torch that looks like a light sabre. and the aim is to actually beat the real olympic torch. One of the running club members said they need a runner to do the 14 miles between Crewe and Congleton. Unfortunately they were struggling with this leg of the journey and me being off work tomorrow thought hey ho, Ill give that a shot. One small problem!!!! its at 2-30.. nothing strange there I thought. Then I realised, I pick the torch up from another runner at 02-30 in the morning before running the 14 miles to Congleton :Rofl1::Doh:

    02-30 bloody 02-30 in the morning :Eeek:

    It's official, I am now really dum, but wish me luck. :Smile: and please go to endurancelife on Face book and like my leg for me.
     
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    Paul you are a glutton for punishment but
    GOOD LUCK and well done you :thumb::coolthumb::clap:
     
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    Every cloud has a silver lining Paul
    You should get 40p on e-bay or the bring and buy for your torch and track suite after the event
    Geo
     
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    I was at Burnham Market last week and luckily I saw the relay of the 1948 torch organised by the Stroke Association.
     
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    Paul i always said you could run in your sleep now you will be :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    At that time in the morning no one will notice you hop on the back of the milk float Paul... :Wink:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    A light sabre at 2.30 in the bedtime, you are barmy Paul but FEEL THE FORCE

    Good luck :thumb:
     
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    yes Kath exactly that :Eeek:

    I pick up at 02-30 and run 14 miles with it delivering it at 05-00 ish.

    Its called the real olympic torch, none of this namby pamby pompus ceremony, its run the whole route not driven in cars
     
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    Me and swmbo.... Wish you all the best..PAUL..shame nobody is up to cheer you on, it makes the run nicer that bit of encouragement:Doh:.....:clap::clap: from over here in France...whishing you well:thumb:
     
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    Had a look Paul hasn't got my area on it yet would be up for it if im off though so watch this space. I could even nip out while on nightshift im sure no one will notice.:Rofl1:
     
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    only 3.08knots SOG?

    get a move on man:Wink:
     
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    Well, mission accomplished, picked up 20 mins early at Crewe Station arrived at Congleton 50 mins earlier to my surprise to hand it over to a fellow motorhomer and his wife for its journey to Macclesfield. :Laughing:
     
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    Congratulations Paul from Utah USA :thumb::thumb:

    Now I'm off to bed :Smile:
     
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    Congrats - but youre as mad as a box of mad things who've just won the maddest box of things in the world competition

    Is this running lark now officially an addiction or what.... you'd have been tucked up in bed on that there cold wet and windy night if you'd still been partaking in the nicotine:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Thought I would add some photos for you

    First is me picking the torch up at 02-10 the second is me handing it over in Congleton at 04-10 after a 14 mile journey--The 3rd is my running club buddies who came to run with me, and the 4th is a quick break at sandbach.
     

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    looks like you found the force :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    not a bad time either i couldn't run 1.4 miles in 2 hours never mind 14 especially at 2 am.
     
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