That being said let’s look at my first 2 stories for 2017. I know all members of the club that own a running watch will or should be aware of the 12 or 24 time on a watch. Pity some people don’t remember this in their private life as well. Joy Ann Nicholl and Candice van der Spuy have been practicing together, one motivating the other and so forth.
Due to all the holiday makers making their way back to clock into the salt mines, many had to fetch their animals from the kennels that Joy owns and operates. Being the bread and butter of Joy, running had to shift to the back burner on that faithful afternoon, and the normal practice time of early afternoon had to be extended to late afternoon, something like 18h00.
Unfortunately when Joy spoke to Candice, she used 6 o’clock and assumed that Candice would automatically understand that it meant 18h00. Candice accepted the 6 o’clock as 06h00 and early the next morning arrived at Joy’s house to go running. Now my informant did not specify anything as to what may have been consumed the previous evening, but Joy was not all bright eyed and bushy tailed when she was rudely awakened by Candice. Let that be a lesson, use the 24 hour clock and all will understand.
Our chairman Louis and his wife Nadene celebrated their silver anniversary recently and as a gift, thank you, cease fire or whatever. Louis was planning to take Nadene to Italy to celebrate their 25 years as a married couple. I can understand that with the Rand not so strong, that where possible, costs have to be cut, so Louis looked at the more economical flights available and picked Lufthansa. Unfortunately by flying with Lufthansa there is no direct flight to Italy, so Frankfurt in Germany is the stopover before proceeding to Italy.
Louis is a man that plans ahead so he very subtly informed Nadene that they should pick their clothing for flying in, carefully, as it will be very cold when they reach Europe, which is now in the grips of a very cold winter. Wanting to be well prepared, Nadene googled the weather in Frankfort and with a smile informed Louis that there is no reason to be concerned as the weather prediction for Frankfort is 17º at lowest and 34º at highest, so they can look forward to a warm landing.
The pronunciation of Frankfort and Frankfurt has a slight difference, of about 13,245 kilo’s and the flying time also differs considerably. Frankfort in the Free State will experience fine sunshine weather, but Frankfurt in Germany will be bitterly cold. Nadene, I am so glad Louis is taking you to Italy and not to France, just imagine looking up the weather in Parys as well!
I have always said to runners that objects on the road are like musical notes, you either C sharp or you B flat. Carla Hartmann found that out the hard way. While on a race, and passing time, like some woman do, she was running off at the mouth, and did not notice the ‘cats’ eye in the middle of the road. Poor Carla took a tumble and forever and a day bought a large piece of tar. With a gaping wound and blood streaming from her she managed to get back to the tent/caravan where Bertha v/d Raad, a retired nursing sister assisted her.
After cleaning the wound, Bertha’s observation was that the wound required stitches, so off Carla went to the hospital. The next Tuesday Carla was sporting 4 stitches that were keeping the once gaping wound now closed. Carla, we wish you a speedy return to the road, but in future, keep the eyes open and the injuries down.
Well folks that’s it for this month so cheers vir eers.
The Running Reporter