End Game was delighted to see the famous runner Clive Peedell at the recent HSJ Efficiency Awards in London.
He was being honoured with a gong for devising a time-saving route from Nye Bevan’s birthplace to Jeremy Hunt’s constituency (or something). Inevitably, the co-leader of the National Health Action Party, who moonlights as a consultant oncologist, is too dynamic an individual to have shambled up to the stage to collect his gong like everyone else.
So when his name was called he sprinted up and then forced the compare to swap glasses with him – despite them wearing near-identical spectacles, and the host having already told everyone how he was suffering from possible conjunctivitis.
Everyone suitably confused, Dr Clive bounded off again, presumably to begin his jog back home to South Tees.