Dunedin is host to this years Master Games, you know, the games for old farts. There has been an influx into the city of wrinkled and determined folk, ready to do battle and prove that age is no impediment for blood thirsty competition and a lot of fun.
I was delighted to read in the local paper the oldest registered competitor was a 95 year-old woman competing in the 100 metres track and field, and also indoor rowing, in the 300m, 500m and 1000m events. In fact there are 350 competitors older than seventy out of the 6000 people registered in the games.
I will be doing my bit in the fencing competition tomorrow. It does mean I have to get out of bed a damn sight earlier than usual, but hey, small price to pay for the chance of trying to legally and legitimately run people through with my sword!