The madness of the ultra distance runner

‘Busy weekend?’ the Friday conversation goes. ‘I’m¬†going to Jurassic Encounter¬†Adventure Golf at New Malden on Saturday, then, on Sunday, I’ll run…’ ‘How far?’ Sharp intake of breath. ‘Forty…’ ‘Miles?’ ‘Yes.’ I’ve had this conversation many times over the years. Or certainly words to this effect, as this will be my first visit to Jurassic Encounter…