The postman delivered my chest number for Sunday's 40th Canberra Half Marathon. It is number 40. That's not a coincidence. Race organiser Ken Eynon would have done that intentionally, as I would be the only entrant who also ran in the very first Canberra Half Marathon in 1970. Thanks Ken, I am flattered.
Of course it does mean I will have to run, however sore and tired I feel. And I AM sore, I have barely been able to run all week so far. And I AM tired. I will start with the hope of finishing in one piece.
Graeme Small and Alan Wilson who both ran the first Half Marathon may also have entered this year.
I AM the only entrant of the 1970 starters, but I am told Graeme, Alan, Julian Scott, Dave McInnes, Jack Pennington, and possibly Dennis Smith, will all be at the start to cheer the runners away.
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