Forever Loskop, and man what a fitting name, because some of our runners were a bit
“Loskop”. I guess for the runners in this part of the report it should be the Forgetful Loskop,
and not the Forever Loskop.
Werner v/d Merwe has what is called a “lucky hat” that he always runs with. I can only
presume he also had a lucky blanket or some stuffed toy that he used to sleep with but that is
neither here nor there. How come a person that is so dependable on his “Lucky Hat” forgets
to pack the hat when going to a race? Well be it as it may, Werner forgot his hat and was
forced to use a peak at the Loskop. So I assume his less than best time will be blamed on the
“Lucky Hat” not being on his head but in the closet at home.
Our second forever forgetful runner is Stephan Olieman, who, I am sure was so scared of
running a bad time he even forgot to take his running watch! Now I have forgotten many a
thing in my long running career but never a watch. I think I should suggest to our committee,
as a service to our members, to draw up a checklist for the runners to eliminate this “I forgot
to bring this” or “I forgot to pack this”. They should just stay away from “I forgot to bring
Our third runner did not so much forget something, in a manner of speaking but did forget to
check that it was the correct apparel that was packed for the race. Dee Donaldson, on race
day at the Forever Loskop, nearly lost it all when she realised that she did not pack a pair of
running shorts. Well that is not entirely true, she did pack a running short, but not hers.
Dee’s hubby is also a runner and Dee mistakenly took his running pants and packed it for the
Loskop race. On race day she realised her mistake when she put on the pants and it was
uncomfortable loose fitting on her. Her first thoughts of elation that she has lost a massive
amount of weight was soon replaced with the shock that the inner pants was not what should
be in her running shorts.
With no other running short available Dee had to make do with hubbies shorts and run the
race, with the pants flapping around her all the way. Unfortunately her hubby then had to do
his practice run with her running shorts and without really trying to, he ran hard.
My last article is again one of our esteemed committee members, none other than the
Chairman. This story, I am afraid, has something to do with another type of chair. It happens
to be that of the chair in a barber shop. Generally men go to a men’s barber and ladies to a
hair dresser. Louis unfortunately, to coin an Afrikaans saying “het sy ore uitgeleen” and
heard that ladies hairdressers are better than men’s barbers.
Well much to Louis’ surprise he got more than what he bargained for. He thought he was
only going for a “knippie” but he sustained an injury that made him resemble “Dr Spock”
from his right side.
Louis we trust that the injury inflicted by the hair dressers scissors will not leave a permanent
scar and that the pain was less than the sore toenails you will experience on comrades.
Speedy recovery for you and maybe your listening technique will improve.
Well folks that’s it for this report so cheers vir eers.
The Running Reporter