Each late-summer bank holiday, the Canter for Sight team raises funds for research into inherited sight loss by cantering the five kilometres from Chiddingly to East Hoathly, in East Sussex, as part of the Kings Head Canter 5k race. This year's Canter takes place on bank holiday Monday, 28th August, starting at 11am. Each runner on the team is entered into a fundraising raffle, drawn immediately after the race – raffle prize donations very much appreciated.
Following Tuesday’s stage 16, Bora–Hansgrohe rider Paweł Poljański left jaws dropping across social media when he posted a photo of his gruesomely veiny legs. Like protuberant tree roots surging up against the skin, criss-crossing his quads and calves, it was certainly an arresting image. But what was the physiological explanation? Surely it couldn’t be healthy? Pundits emerged from all quarters to chip in their views on the how exceptional (or not) Poljański’s legs were.
Growing up, I was always the dumpy, unsporty one. Matt, my older brother, was the skinny one who did the running, jumping and anything requiring quickness and coordination. He seemed to excel with ease while I laboured away on a sluggish course towards sub-mediocrity. This pattern lasted until our late teens when Matt, being older, beat me to booze. While he was away on a year-long, round-the-world bender, I took up running — with a vengeance. It was time to turn the tables.
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Selecting a term
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