Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Aussies Are in Town....

Here's one for sports fans and the ladies. A hunky guy just walked into Mr. Books saying how impressed he was with the Olympic themed widow display. He was wearing a track suit top and had an Aussie accent going on so it didn't take a genius to work out that he might be something to do with the Australian Olympic team. Only turns out that he was a certain Joshua (Josh to his mates) Ross who has been the Aussie 100 metres champion many years running. Yep, that's correct, you heard me, right here in rainy old Tonbridge.  So I asked him what he thought his chances were against Usain Bolt and the rest of the Jamaicans and Americans. He said his PB (that's personal best to you non athletics fans!) is 10.08 seconds. That's easily as fast as Mel Gibson in the film Gallipoli but, just those few fractions of a second, will probably mean that he'll be pleased to make the semi finals and ecstatic if he gets through to the final. Seemed like a nice bloke to me and I've promised to tell him where the best boozers are (for after his events of course.) Good luck Josh I'll be cheering for you when I see you run, provided your not up aginst one of Team GB of course. And ladies check this out on the official Olympic web site. I'm sure there'll be a few more of the team around town. I doubt whether many of them will be in Spoons though on Friday night so you might have to go and try and catch a glimpse of them at the running track which will be their training base for the next few weeks. Meantime I'll be walking around trying my best to hold the beer gut in!...

4 comments:

sebfox said...

The Australian team are using Tonbridge School training grounds, and staying around here. I know that because I have 16 of them staying with me....

sebfox said...

Tonbridge School have sold exclusive rights to the Australian Olymic team to both stay here and train here..Did you not know that?

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Paul Bailey said...

It doesn't work (trying to hold one's beer gut in)!!