Underground Olympics

8 Aug

One of the more stupid sports I dabble in from time to time is called Hanger Lane. I invented it on the Circle Line between Baker Street and Edgware Road stations at around 10pm on a Tuesday night back in October 2009 and the rules follow thus: having boarded a relatively quiet London Underground service, the competitors must grab hold of opposing sets of handlebars and lift their feet from the floor. The object is then to hang on (hence “Hanger Lane”) for as long as possible, with bonus points added should a player succeed in staying off the ground for the entire distance between stations. On Monday night, in a match invigilated by Maksymilian Fus-Mickiewicz of the wonderful T-R-E-M-O-R-S magazine, I was dislodged from my position as international reigning champion by Hancock, my flatmate. As you can see from these extremely unflattering photos, it was quite a match:

One…

…Two (uuuughhh)…

…Thr- This is becoming really, really painful…

…AND WE HAVE A VICTOR!

In defeat, I am slightly less than elegant.

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One Response to “Underground Olympics”

  1. Inventory clerk job London August 20, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Haha this sport should be included in the next Olympics. Very creative 🙂

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