Have you ever been asked that old nugget, if you could invite five people, living or dead, to dinner who would you invite and why? Yeah, I hate that question too. Let’s play, with the obvious running twist. I’ll go first.
1. Terry Fox – Why? Childhood hero. I once went to a museum to look at his shoes. So yeah, I’m a fan.
3. Simon Whitfield – Why?
My enormous crush He stars in one of my favourite Olympic moments and is the only person on the list I’ve run with FOR REAL.
4. Roger Bannister – Why? Science geek and runner. Just like me. Except for the neurologist and record breaking parts.
5. Roger Robinson – Why? I love his articles on running and I think he’d be good at filling those inevitable awkward silences at the dinner table.
And if any of them send their regrets,
Tom Longboat – Why? Controversy and stories of intrigue followed him as he raced – and often bested – the greats of the time (Shrubb, Pietri).
Your turn! (Conveniently bolded and exclamation marked so you know to reply. Even if you only want one guest. I know it’s a lot of work to host a dinner party, even an imaginary one with dead invitees).
Title: Jimmy Buffett – Cheeseburger in Paradise. 1978.