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I promise I will not be writing articles about me all of the time emoticon :smile:



My time spent in the RAF wasn't always a bowl of laughs for me but I can see the funny side of the following;

It was a ordinary week day, I was at work and getting on with the drudge of my job when all of a sudden the telephone rang, it was the guy in charge of the athletics team who had been preparing for a meeting and they were about to leave that afternoon.. did I want to take part because they were short and needed a full team to pick up as many points, I had been told it was important and any effort on my part would see me get the next three Wednesday afternoons off to do sport.

How could I ever say no to that .. I agreed to taking part, raced back to my apartment an gathered all my kit together and raced down to the gym where the rest of the team were assembling. The Sergeant who was in charge asked everyone to gather round for his brief before jumping on the coach.

"... and you Duffy will be doing the 3000m Walk"

"wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot! sorry did you say the Walk Serg?"

I thought he was going to say Javelin or the long jump which I had done in the past.

"yes that's right young Duffy I said the Walk.. but don't worry you'll be ok"

The athletics event started and I began to feel butterfly's in the pit of my stomach when my event eventually came round. The gun went off and we started to walk, how the hell do you walk? it's not really walking is it? it is more like legs straight bottom tight all arm action, I looked like a penguin trying to run down to the sea, I found myself at the back of the field with only a sweaty Fatty Arbuckle type of guy in front of me who was clearly puffing and panting yet his technique was far superior to mine.

"I've got to beat at least one person in this race" I thought, there was one lap to go and I was 10 yards in front of FA (lol) I was confident going into the home straight, I was smiling all the way to the line when my foot hit a small hole in the grass track, yes it was a grass track, the old cinder track had been dug up and replaced with a grass track, no expense spared!

I tumbled rolled over and as I did FA walked passed me and gave me a look that said "I might have two left feet but I've beaten you daft lad"

The crowd roared with laughter, I was too knackered to to be bothered

We qualified for the County championships by one point .. guess who earned that one point? YOURS TRULY emoticon :smile:

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soupdragon wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:35 PM

As a kid I would be fascinated by the walk when I saw it on athletics events. I used to wonder what it was, out of all those sports on offer, that made someone decide that walking was the event for them. In your case you didn't get the choice.

GedWrites wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:45 PM

Why would anyone want to walk, I mean it just isn't natural doing it that way, I felt embarrassed for weeks afterwards.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:42 PM

Don't use my name in vain tut. lol my grandchildren call me Nanny Wiggle - long story lol
I have seen someone practicing for the walking race and its actually quite difficult to do correctly isn't it? I know I couldn't do it even when I could walk it was crazy I remember them trying to show me and I could not get my head round it - I had been walking for thirty years by then but apparently I'd been doing it wrong lol

rjsezack wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:50 PM

It always seemed strange to me. I have heard it explained but still don' t understand why.

ison1 wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:09 PM

hahaha, that's so funny. That walking lark I just don't get. What's the point?

JeanC wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:36 PM

I never knew it was a competitive sport until now. I remember a few years back it was a exercise fad that everyone laughed at because the people doing it looked so funny.

Gina145 wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:40 PM

When I was younger I participated in a few fun walks, but without every trying to be competitive. I can't even imagine how one goes about walking the way the serious walkers do it.

maxeen wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:22 PM

Funny the way my dogs look at the ones doing that walk. you are surely too smooth for that kind of walk Ged !

Beaufly wrote on January 10, 2015, 5:00 PM

Oh my, sounds like a great event and it's good to see you here. Now, I know where many of my Bubble peeps have gone!

GedWrites wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:03 PM

Lol Can I call you that from now on? Yes it always made me laugh when I saw it on TV. Many wiggle sounds good fun to me .

GedWrites wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:10 PM

Nany wiggle emoticon :smile:

GedWrites wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:12 PM

You and me too never have and never will

GedWrites wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:17 PM

Dont ask me I looked a complete nugget doing it lol

GedWrites wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:19 PM

I'll never forget the laughter it turned me into a runner

GedWrites wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:21 PM

Just wiggle your bum ,if nothing else it will give people a laugh

GedWrites wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:22 PM

I'm too smooth for most things lol.. not!

GedWrites wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:24 PM

Yes we are here and hopefully more will arrive soon when that other site goes bish bang wallop lol

Beaufly wrote on January 11, 2015, 4:11 PM

I do believe that it's crashing by the day....

VinceSummers wrote on January 12, 2015, 2:57 PM

The only sport I'd be qualified to engage in is pool. And that I'd lose.

GedWrites wrote on January 12, 2015, 3:40 PM

I'm quite good at that, misspent youth and all that as they say, I like darts as well. I couldn't hit the board half the time but I do like it.

CoralLevang wrote on April 17, 2015, 4:46 PM

I loved this story! I have some of my own silly stories from my days in the military that I should start to write. LOL