Did you like doing sport at school? I know I didn't. I'd much rather have been home playing at the Apollo Moon Landing with my SWORD and Major Matt Mason!
I disliked all sports with equal vigour and was derided for being useless at them on a weekly basis. Picked last in the ritual humiliation of team selection, football was a particular bete noire of mine and I joined a special team of misfits called the Duffers.
Worst of all the active horrors though was cross-country running. To this day I cringe at the thought of having to run in the countryside, prefering to walk at all costs!
Cross-country running must have been invented by a maniac. Who in their right mind would sprint through mud and gunge in the pouring rain wearing only plimsolls, elasticated shorts and a school PE shirt?
I wouldn't mind but the land we ran across at school was a lame excuse for countryside since it was basically the rough scrub, marsh and woodland at the far ends of the playing fields. I hated every minute of it and only the thought of a hot cup of bovril and a mess with my Space toys when I arrived home got me through the winter ordeals.
Did you like sports at school?