For some ridiculous reason I agreed to take part in a Lands End to John O’groats relay for Sport Relief with my friend Maddie from Gammon and Chips.
Sport and I are not familiar friends. More distant cousins I suppose. Unless it involves a pint of cider and a heavy bass line the closest I come to exercise is an occasional go on Wii Dance if I can drag myself off the sofa.
So what was I doing?
My 4 mile leg of the Team Honk bloggers relay was Hove Lagoon to Brighton Marina and last week I wrote ‘It’s official, we have lost the plot‘ and flippantly promised to do in it on roller skates. And in fancy dress!
After a brief and unsuccessful practice I decided there was no chance of skating 4 miles without either breaking a limb or delaying the whole race.
Admitting that we are not as young as we used to be Maddie and I thought about alternatives.
Walk – not enough time
Run – not a bloody chance!
Drive – not allowed (unfortunately)
Hitchhike – possible but my past experiences leave me a little nervous (that’s another blog post)
Cycle – RIP bike due to inactivity
And then the fabulous mums at Micro Scooter came to the rescue with a brilliant scooter for us to complete the challenge. I grabbed my daughters scooter and we were off!
After a run of small errors (Maddie conveniently forgetting her fancy dress and me turning up dressed as a leopard with nothing else to wear!) we set off.
Mother Nature blessed us with a glorious day that reminded me why I love Brighton.
The scooters were a brilliant option. How on earth we thought we’d ever make it on skates?
Collecting the baton from ‘Cider With Sophie’
Passing the baton to ‘Di Coke’ who took off like a Ninja towards Hastings.
Goodbye #TeamHonkRelay – It’s been fun!
Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games start Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. You can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As one of the biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active raise cash and change lives. The money raised helps transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and across the world.