I wanted to be Steven Seagal

“Okay… you can be Tommy Lee Jones and I’ll be Steven Seagal. I’m not going as the one who pops out of the cake – it’s far too cold for that. Hmm, or I could be Gary Busey.”

Mrs Running Buffet gave me a look. You know the one. She enquired – politely- as to what on earth I might be going on about. “The Delicious Dart,” I explained. “The theme.”

“It’s Under the Sea,” she explained, slowly. “Under. The. Sea.”


So to plan B then. No navy chef’s whites for me it would seem. But we do have new costumes and, unlike last year, we have made these ones ourselves. We have employed bolt cutters, a saw, chicken wire, a lot of black duct tape, four cushions, and that’s not even the half of it. I am pretty sure I was marked down as one of those “Fifty Shades” customers when I bought that lot in B&Q.

We are finally prepared; the costumes are just about finished. All we need to worry about now is getting ready for the 15 miles. When was the run again? This Saturday? Oh dear.

Much like last year, I don’t want to spoil the surprise. You will have to wait for the post-run blog post to see the photos. But I will give you a sneak peek at a very early stage in the production process. What did this turn into? The world will find out soon…

Cricket helmet