Where should we run a mile?
- 2 Jul 06, 10:30 PM
HOHENSYBURG - Unfortunately at some point before Ricco and I leave Germany and head for home we have to run a mile for Sport Relief.
I say unfortunately because after close to a month of consuming meat in the same quantities as your average German - and let us be honest sneaking the odd beer along the way - I no longer feel able to guarantee that I could run the distance without doubling over, throwing up etc etc.
The actual Sport Relief Mile, in which as many people as possible run the distance at same time all over Britain to raise money for charity, takes place on Saturday 15 July.
We want to run ours (well, actually have been told that we will) while we are in Germany.
And so with this in mind we are looking for ideas as to a venue where we should do this.
I’m thinking perhaps a downhill slope or some cool, shaded forest.
One idea that I do quite like came towards the bottom of this post, comment 18, and is one possibility - but if you can think of anything better…
Please bear in mind that we are in the Ruhr Valley at the moment and so we are very much looking at somewhere in this region.
By the way, if you are the person - by the name of Penny - who made the suggestion in comment 18 and happen to read this entry it would be great if you could supply a few more details.
I guess the best thing would be to run around a track - but we don't exactly know how many laps a mile is - so if someone could supply us with the details...
I guess the silver lining is that at least we are not swimming the English Channel - something comedian David Walliams is attempting. You can sponsor him here.
There is a Sport Relief competition that you can enter as well with the top prize of a table football signed by Svan-Goran Eriksson.
I’m sure it is not in permanent marker and at least it has also been signed by Pele.
Other prizes include two Fletch and Ricco Sport Relief T-shirts signed by Andriy Shevchenko. Watch how it happened here.
Ricco and I are still trying to work out how Chelsea hardman John Terry managed to cry for so long after Saturday's defeat - and we are still hurting from the pain of ANOTHER exit on penalties.
I guess that nobody died in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday - but another dream did.