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    tom heap off countryfile lives a few doors away from me , goes for the occasional run and has an allotment

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    Cycling legend Eric Vanderaerden, what a nice guy

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    I've seen Billy Bland each of the last 2 days at the ToB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ba-ba View Post
    I've seen Billy Bland each of the last 2 days at the ToB.
    On his bike with the Honister lads I take it

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    Chatted to an older woman in a wheelchair at a canoe slalom event last weekend. Watched Question of Sport last night and the mystery guest was the same person, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson. Multi Olympics medalist. Afraid I had never heard of her, very nice lady.

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    I saw DTGT a few years ago at Amsterdam airport. It was the Friday before the Hobble. No-one seemed to know who she was but I caught her eye and smiled. She went zooming off very quickly a short while afterwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPatrickBarry View Post
    Chatted to an older woman in a wheelchair at a canoe slalom event last weekend. Watched Question of Sport last night and the mystery guest was the same person, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson. Multi Olympics medalist. Afraid I had never heard of her, very nice lady.
    Older woman? She's 49, Pat!

    On the same sort of topic, though, I stood behind Dame Sarah Storey in the checkout queue at Whaley Bridge Tesco a few months ago.

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    If you'd gone to the coop it would have been Edwina Curry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    Older woman? She's 49, Pat!
    Ya, I saw that when I looked her up on wikipedia. Badly worded what I meant was not a current competitor.

    She was in a racing chair, as she had just got back from a session around the regatta lake, and I went up to her to have a chat about it. Then spoke to her again later on in the car park. She has a very fancy van.

    She was telling me the wheelchair marathon record is 1:20, could not believe it was that fast.
    She is right.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_in_athletics
    Last edited by DrPatrickBarry; 11-09-2018 at 08:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba-ba View Post
    If you'd gone to the coop it would have been Edwina Curry!
    Absolutely. As Chris Lee will tell you, we were at a Pennine member's party in Whitehough (Chinley) a few years ago, and Edwina was there. I wanted to ask her about eggs, but I'd probably had too much to drink and my brain was scrambled!

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