When I decided to do an ironman triathlon, I emailed my mate Viking and told what I was thinking of doing. For some daft reason I thought he’d be the voice of reason and say don’t be so bloody daft………he didn’t !
He agreed to do it with me, even though he couldn’t swim and didn’t own a bike ( I should point out though that he’s an ultra-marathon runner ). We then posted on the Runners World Forum and to my amazement we were joined by Dave The Ex-Spartan and Minnie Two Bikes.
Until this point I’d always blamed Viking for getting us into this mess but its confession time – its all my fault.
So because of me planting a seed this lot have all been out and bought bikes, are having swimming lessons and are training like possessed people ! I’ll definitely owe them a pint when we finish this thing in September.