In 2007, Tam was introduced and followed Ted where ever he went when we went out. She did not like to be in the lead. In May 2010, with the old man feeling tired, Tam did her duty and came out on her own for her first event. She loved it and where ever she went she had a smile for all. She has a magical pied piper effect on animals: sheep; cows; horses; dogs; runners……with many runners seemly enamoured by her!
She has completed:
– Farthingstone FootFest (26.5 miles) – (May 2010)
– Langport 2 Day Festival – both days 26 miles each – (June 2010)
– Fairlands (26.2 miles) – (July 2010)
– Two2Go (26.2 miles) – (Sept 2010)
She now does smaller events as the long distance in her treads has been making her feel a little worn.
Ted is the old man of my collection and was given to me by one of them tyre-changing garage places round the corner from where I live. He was my first training tyre and is the only tyre to have traveled in my suitcase to New York and was one of three tyres to complete the Pen-y-fan horseshoe. The following lists marathons he has completed: – New York marathon (Nov 2007) – Town to Tring (40 miles) – (Feb 2008) – London marathon (Apr 2009) – Bedford Clangers (27 miles) – (Mar 2010) – Bath Beat (26.5 miles) – (Apr 2010)Has been featured in the Columbia Spectator however has now been retired from long events and lives with TyreGirl2 helping her with her “running lean”.