Posted by: travelrat | September 17, 2015

The Triathlon

I stepped away from the ‘blogface’ for a few days this week, for the Leeds ‘Xtra Mile’ triathlon. Not to compete, you understand, but to watch grandson Jack take part. I’m well past that sort of thing; even in my heyday, a half-marathon was my limit … anything beyond that ceased to be enjoyable. And, if it’s not enjoyable, and I don’t have to do it … why do it?

Jack liked it, though … he finished second in his age group, and said later he was a bit disappointed with his swim, but made it up with the cycling and the run.

And, did he celebrate? Not really:

‘I have to be on parade at seven tomorrow morning!’

So, that evening, he was on a train back to barracks. Oh, to be twenty again!  I was shattered just watching!

You can see the video at

The 'Jack Fan Club'

The ‘Jack Fan Club’


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