“Pasta makes you go fasta,” laughs Kerry MacPhee, as she earned a well-deserved podium place on the sun-kissed island of Lanzarote, with another bewildering and remarkable display of racing on her steel two-wheeled horse.
As Lewis Pugh and Max Holloway rose from the rising and falling waters of Loch Orasaigh, just outside Grimsader in the Lochs region of Lewis, in nothing more than swimming trunks and goggles in the midst of one of Mother Nature’s notoriously wild wintry Hebridean moodswings, they appear unaffected.
Anybody running on a daily calorie deficit of at least 4,000 calories is going to run into trouble sooner or later – never mind someone like Stuart Macdonald who is bordering on ZERO per cent body fat, trains like a Trojan on a gallon of Red Bull and is built like Hercules’ bigger, more muscular brother.
Both Mod Football Cups were in the warm grip of island players at the weekend and having their passports stamped ahead of a return to the Hebrides from Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail Glaschu 2019 to Stornoway and Uist and Barra.
Edinburgh wing and former Hawick star Darcy Graham is the only player retained from the starting line-up which defeated Samoa – and the only Borderer – in Scotland’s XV to face Russia in the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday.