no-chaser-car-yet-so-get-as-far-away-as-possible

no-chaser-car-yet-so-get-as-far-away-as-possible

Most of you have likely ran for the bus or the train over the course of time. How does the idea of a vehicle now running after you sound? Ludicrous perhaps? I welcome you to the annual Wings for Life run. Indeed the unique concept involves runners racing against a ‘chaser’ car.

Cambridge plays host to England’s version of Wings for Life in the month of May. Typically defined as a quaint and posh town, it descends into a scene out of rat race. Whilst runners have a ‘headstart’ over the car, eventually all participants will be yielded out. Once the car has surpassed you it is all over, and your distance recorded determines your finishing position.

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run-around-the-world-with-wings-for-life

During your run there might be spectators who try to call your bluff by shouting out ‘look behind you the car is catching up’. As such in all the huffing, puffing and anxiety runners will look back and see that the car is not even in sight!

The locals love to give an extra ‘wing’ of help to this event by providing water sprinklers to passing runners. Indeed this is graciously appreciated whatever the weather conditions as the gradient of the running course works up an almighty sweat.

Once your race is over it is time to become a fan by joining your fans in the park at the race’s starting point. Indeed enjoy a chilled beer and reflect on your efforts whilst watching the remaining participants carry on the show on the big screen.

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your-fate-is-inevitable

 

Links to previous articles

http://b-c-ing-u.com/2016/10/30/ranjit-reminisces-tossing-throwing-tomatoes/

About Ranjit Shergill

I love opinions whether I agree or disagree with them and as such writing presents me with the golden opportunity to share my views across a large landscape of readers. My aspiration is to draw viewership from all backgrounds, thereby reaching out to a worldwide audience. Whilst on a flight to India when I was seven years old I sang jingle bells for the whole duration of the flight. This subsequently led to my growing interests in aviation and indeed travelling. I currently work in Sports Analytics and see my job as a privilege getting to watch sport which most followers would do for free! It is safe to say that I am addicted to travelling, whether it be going on off the beaten track experiences that I endured during my trip through the backroads of Central America or going on city bike tours in glamorous settings such as the River Danube. I embrace cultural hotspots and feel that travelling combines exciting adventures with humbling life experiences. I currently reside in my hometown of Harrow in London, United Kingdom. Given that London is one of the most visited and storied cities in the world, I feel very privileged to have grown up in such an environment. !