Thursday, January 19, 2006

Running the Distance

There’s a great sequence in a National Geographic documentary ('Running the Distance') being shown tonight (19:00) on the Sky Adventure channel, of a miserable, exhausted and dirty wretch being interviewed with a saline re-hydration drip hanging from his arm and if you look closely enough, then beneath the stubble of a week's beard growth and layer of dried white perspiration, it’s me.

Trying to run across exotic places such as the Sahara Desert is a completely daft ambition and one look at the injuries and dehydration casualties in the hospital tent during the Marathon Des Sables is evidence enough. Try a gentle walk along the beach instead, it's less likely to bring on hallucinations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suppose it takes all sorts!