Thursday, 7 August 2008

Pakistani Panic

I nearly forgot to tell you. A couple of weeks ago I was running along a road near the forest when I saw ahead of me a load of posh cars parked up (mostly big fat black mercs) outside a big fenced building. There were a few blokes milling around outside. It wasn't until I was within a few yards of them that I noticed they were all driver / body guard types. As I approached they all looked at me nervously and patted their pockets or put their hand inside their jackets. Inside the fence there was some kind of party going on and a Pakistani flag draped on a flag pole.

So there's me complete with bottle in hand and bag round my waist running at a gang of armed and edgey men. I couldn't stop as that would have made things worse so I just kept running hoping that they would give me the benefit of the doubt.

Needless to say I came back a different way.


Anonymous said...

Hai Mick,

My name is Rolf Dubbeld, I was the Dutch guy in the 2007 Jungfrau Marathon training camp. Unfortunately I cannot run the 2008 JFM due to surgery I had to undergo in april. But I am running again and preparing for 2009.

All the best for JFM 2008, like yourself I very much enjoyed the traingsweek in 2007, if there is one in 2009 I will defintely join.

Rolf Dubbeld

Mick said...

Hi Rolf, my favoutite Dutch runner. Great to hear from you. Thanks for the best wishes but look at my next post. I feel like a proper idiot.

Glad you're back running. I guess I'll see you next year.