Allow me to record a moment in time. It was 11.45 a.m. I was back on the grass jogging a post race 4 miler at an average of 9.45 pace. Turning a corner of the field I am facing north. Suddenly I have the strongest urge .......to take my jacket off......the warmth on my back is quite penetrating. It's March 1st!!
Spring has come. I turn the next corner and I zip the jacket back up . A biting westerly wind reminds to be sensible: but it was nice whilst it lasted.........about a minute.
There's a bit of talk about running films at the moment with the BBC doing a film about the Coe Ovett rivalry. We all know Chariots of Fire of course. I saw "Pre" one of the films about Steve Prefontaine. Other listed films are The Jericho Mile, The Games, Gallipoli, Geordie, Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner (which I've seen) Run! Lola! Run! and Endurance about Haile Gebrselassie.
Any comments on these? Any others not listed?
And finally....."Every Passion has its destiny" (Billy Mills)