Hair in Brambles shocker! By
On the opening lap of the Island League XC at
Crossags Farm on Sunday, first-time entrant Nicola
Sherrard from Sulby was forced to stop when her
hair became tangled in brambles!
However, help was at hand, as two of the
men running behind her stopped and managed to get
her free. Nicola was very grateful that they stopped
but has no idea who they were.
"I had poor grips on my shoes and had just
lost control on a steep downhill section. These
two guys had already passed me, but I flew past
them again as we headed to the turn through a gate.
They must have thought I was mad anyway, but then
I got my hair caught and I couldn¹t move. They were
very good to stop and help me."
"I have raced once before on this course,
and on that occasion I made a bit of a fool of myself
when I came across sheep in one of the fields. I¹m
not keen on sheep and I got a bit loud trying to
shoo them away. One of the men who stopped to free
my hair today was running alongside me in that race
too, and when he saw me on the startline today he
said 'Oh no - not you again.' "
So, the question is, who were the running hairdressers?
Were you one of those knights in muddy armour? If
so, stand up and accept the applause.
Hold on tight! Nicola Sherrard holds onto her
hair! (Pic by Murray Lambden)
Steve Callaghan (above), who is also featured
in a great shot on the back page of the Isle of
Man Courier, has identified himself as the mystery
hair dresser (see forum). He was well prepared
with the hat to ensure that he did not have the
same problem! ML