Janathon #29 – Viva Las Blackpool

Every year we go to a rugby dinner and it’s comfortingly familiar. The menu (fruit juice or soup, roast chicken or roast beef, gateau with cream or ice cream), the itinery (grace, meal, stand up bingo, speaker, raffle, disco, bed), the disco itself (with a DJ who looks like he’s on day release and plays Swing Low Sweet Chariot, despite the fact that it’s a rugby league do and we don’t really care). And also the date – it’s always in February. Except this year when it falls on day 29 of Janathon.

This year, instead of heading straight to the bar, I was thrown out of the car near Bloomfield Road and ran 3 miles down the prom to our hotel. Think of it as the three piers challenge. The only difficulty was the lack of pedestrian access in front of the tower which resulted in a mini diversion into the town centre down the side of Primark. It’s fair to say that I felt slightly out of place on a Saturday morning.

Normally I struggle to function the day after this do, but I refuse to have a fail on day 30. This could prove interesting.

Day 29/31 –3 miles
Ferrero rochers burned

9 thoughts on “Janathon #29 – Viva Las Blackpool

  1. Andrew says:

    Ah, the rugby dinner, takes me right back to the days of Chorley Panthers vs Runcorn Ramraiders, ( or whatever they were called) .
    go easy on the Gateau and pints of mild….

  2. kathryn says:

    You cannot know the nostalgia I feel at the phrase “fruit juice or soup”. I haven’t seen that as a menu choice since my family owned a B&B in Bournemouth over 20 years ago.

  3. Maggiee says:

    Ah, the joys of Blackpool… a place I promised myself I would never subject myself to again, and promptly broke when I ran a 10k there in the summer and signed up to the half marathon at the end of this Feb! Still, at least it was a nice day!
    Hope today isn’t too hard for you! đŸ™‚

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