Skip to main content

TODAY WE DIE A LITTLE.

In My School Days. Was a Member of the Hallamshire Harriers. Maybe Because Of Seb Coe !. Enjoyed Road Running. So Did a Few of My School Teachers. While Reading the Independent. Was Attracted to Richard Askwith,s New Book. Richard is a Avid Runner. Plus a Former Independent Journalist. Author of " Feet in the Clouds ". His New Book is " The Rise & Fall of Emil Zatopek. Olympic Legend. Today We Die a Little ".

Book Title Eludes to Quote from Emil. Before the Olympic Marathon in Australia. In Blazing Heat !. Zatopek,s Greatest Accolade Among Many. Was Winning the 5000, 10,000 Metres + Marathon. In the Helsinki Olympics. His World Records, Emils Humanity & Training Methods. Superb to Say the Least.

Zatopek Had Many Critics. Very Unfair, I Think. People in Czechoslovakia. Had to Make Many Decisions. Some You Would Prefer Not To. Though You Had to Live, in These Times. People Not in This Situation. Cannot Make a Valued Judgement.
Emil,s Running Style was Not Pretty. But Same Could be Said of Paula Radcliffe.

When in Exile. He Worked for a Small Drilling Team. It Was Very Hard Work. Emil Once When He Was in Trouble. Went To Ground in The Sporilov. Area I know Through the Prvni Pivni Tramway !. Plus With His Devoted Wife, Dana. Built & Lived in Another Lovely Praha Area, Troja.

None of Emil,s Rival,s. Have a Bad Word for Him. Book is Very Well Written. Loved The Book,s Epilogue. Author Runs in the Annual Koprivnice Run. Visits Emil,s Grave. Which is Just Dust & Ashes.
On The Eve of the Rio Olympics. Plus with The UK. Excited About the Olympian Mo Farah. Never a Better Time To Buy & Read This Book. Thoroughly Recommended.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

FOR WHO THE BELL TOLLS !.

4-7-2017. Reach Prvni Pivni Tramway. Nearest Thing to a Local, For Me. The Tramway has a Certain Something. Atmosphere, The People are Great. Sporting Events on the TV. Tennis When i was There. Music to Die For !. The Pivo Cannot Be Touched. Everybody Speaks Czech. So i can just Chill. Sporilov is a alright Housing Estate Too !. Ticks Everything on My Checklist.

Stand at the Bar. Drink in Order. Gwern Zlobiva Blondyna. Then Miloto Faltus 11%. Ceska Trebova. Finish with Beskydsky Pivovarek. Oregon IPA. Ostravice. Nothing Really Matters Really. Ring Them Bells !!!.

OSTRAVA BECKON,S.

30-6-17. Catch 10-42 Ceske Draha Train - Ostrava. Taxi to Hotel Maria, Privozska 23, 702 00. Room is Large, Traditional Czech.

Meet Pavel, Photographer with Photo Website. His Work Which i Admire. He has had Work Exhibited in Polska, Ostrava, & Soon in the UK.

Appreciate His Time. As He just Finished Work. Plus has a Pending Family Holiday in Bohemia Paradise.

Head by Foot to the City Center. Pavel Explains at the Weekend. City is Empty. However this Weekend there is a Festival.

Drink & Talk in Delightful Masarykovo Namesti. At Lovely New Bar, Radegastovna. Pavel Says the Food Here is Excellent.

Drink Two Volba Sladku. Well i am on Holiday with Good Company. Golden Pivo is Very Good.


Pavel Shows Me Ostrava Center. Plus We Look Round the Festival Site.

MISSED GINGER.

4-7-17. Number 11 Tram from I P Pavlova. Stop Off at Pivovar Kolcavka. Nuselska 159. Praha 4.
Good Sized, Tidy Building. Eat Fine Classic Cheese Burger. With Fries.

Pivo Start. Well it is Summer !. 13% Summer Ale ( 5-5 abv ). Dobre. Follow up with Just as Good. 12% Horka. Time would not Allow. Must Keep My Powder Dry. Would have Liked to Sample Their Ginger Beer 14%.

Tram Beckons for Prvni Pivni Tramway !.