And here is the crap you've been waiting for.
5 things about me, which may or may not be true, or indeed of any interest -
1 - My low boredom threshold means I have lots of interests, and flit lightly from one to another, never sticking with anything long enough to get really good at it.
2 - I seldom wear blue or red.
3 - I loathe frogs, toads, newts, and lizards. But I quite like beetles.
4 - I enjoy reading maps (and I'm quite good at it). One of my earliest memories is of being fascinated by a map of the Festival of Britain*. Had I ever been able to run fast, I could have been a good orienteer. Except of course for the low boredom threshold.
5 - I was once beaten in the Brampton to Carlisle road race by Steve Cram. Actually, so was everyone else in the race.
The running club I belonged to at that time had a competition throughout the year, with points being gained from your placing in various races in comparison with other club members. So, if there were 6 club members in a race, and you ran fast but were the last of those club members, you got fewer points than if you were the only runner from the club in a race - then you only had to complete it to get maximum points. As a slow runner, but cunning, I tended to pick the races with fewer club entrants. Mind, I knew I was in the wrong race when we got to the start and saw Steve Cram warming up.
For much of the race I was actually the back marker, with my own personal police motorcycle outrider. Then approaching Carlisle, I overtook a young man with a physical disability of some sort, and a little further on I overtook a schoolgirl who obviously had never run 10 miles before. So I wasn't the last finisher. Sadly, I can't remember if I got lots of club points.
This posting was brought to you by Murph-tag. I thank you.
*Sunday morning update: diamond geezer has coincidentally a mention of the Festival of Britain in his post this morning.