The stage was set, the athletes gathered, extensive warm up rituals were underway everywhere we looked, children lined the race track ready to cheer on their new heroes, we knew this was big.
Cloud Car is soaking up the atmosphere and scouting the first race, monitoring reaction times to the starter gun, top speeds achieved both up and down hill, general stamina, wind resistance and other key variables.
“Will the team crown my launch with a win” it thinks to itself.
The team from 96.4 Eagle Radio power to a win in the first race and Cloud Car acknowledges that the competition will be tough in our race if that is the standard.
The time is upon us and team selection is being discussed, “Ady to lead us off, Thommo to power his considerable weight downhill, Dan the Man to hold the lead uphill and Rabbit to lead us to glory” We were confident, the architects next to us don’t look up for it, the firemen must be carrying to much kit and as for the bunch from Simple Faith, well they only have 3 in their team – easy pickings. Or so we thought.
Ady was solid and tossed superbly, Thommo’s comnsiderable weight rolled him down the hill faster than most, Dan the Man was electric leaving Rabbit to cruise home, final 20….final 10…. hang on, here comes Barry from Simple Faith Creative closing down like Usain Bolt before disaster strikes for him, he drops his pancake, victory is all ours…….and then Rabbit drops his pancake !!! The final positions are blurred but we are sure we must be in the top 3.
And then they drop the bombshell, “DISQUALIFIED FOR DROPPING YOUR PANCAKES”
The Cloud Car team and Simple Faith Creative stand in disbelief, distraught at the outcome.
Never mind, there is always next year, we will train harder and we will be back.
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