Last weekend – phil&teds supported the Surgical Research Trust by running the AMI Round the Bays – raising money & awareness: ! If you want to donate – there is still time: CLICK HERE! (picture the size of my smile right now :))))
” If batman had a buggy, he’d have a sub4…Last weekend I had the pleasure of being batman, but without the suit and sadly without robin by my side. Fear not ; I didn’t need Robin, for I had my own sidekicks. Twelve thousand of them in fact, puffing and panting next to me whilst I took on the Wellington Round the Bays run. Just me and my buggy… and a few thousand sidekicks.
I knew I wanted to be the one to put the sub 4 through its paces. The buggy had it all. The only thing it was missing was a child to push in it. I was slightly perturbed. The engineers had strapped the little beauty with a weight, a sand bag if you will, to simulate a child! Perhaps I wasn’t going to look as cool as I had hoped…
I need not have worried. Naturally, I was taunted at times. I was running with a childless buggy, it’s a given. “You’ve lost your baby”! they shouted. I paid no heed, I knew they were jealous. Plus when I lied and told the jeerers I had in fact abandoned my child near the start of the race, due to her holding me back, they immediately understood. This was a race after all. You do what you have to do.
I’ll admit I got a little caught up in the fray. The sub4 and I began engaging with our competitors. We raced other buggies and left them in our wake. We received envious glares and we didn’t care. One elderly gent declared he’d have another child just to own one. So I let him have a push and for a minute he was transformed into a young man once again. He tagged along beside us the rest of the way, admiring the buggies suspension and all its charms.
With all the fun and flattery I’d forgotten the time. It was time to get serious. The end was approaching fast. I grabbed my old friend and together we pushed the buggy towards the finish line. One hand each, we pushed on. The crowd went wild. The cameras snapped. It was a hero’s welcome. And heroes we were. Batman, Robin and the sub 4. – Judy, phil&teds head”