Voice Over:-And here we are live from BBC Broadcasting House, Central London with Kamal Ahmed, BBC News.
Kamal Ahmed: I’m standing in the courtyard at Broadcasting House in The West End of London, with my guest Jan CanRun. Tell me Jan, CanRun is an unusual surname, where does it come from?
JCR: My imagination.
KA: Ah, and for our audience not familiar with your imagination what does it signify?
JCR: The fact that I can run…
KA: Yes I see. And why are you here today?
JCR: I’m actually on a running mission.
KA: Would you please explain your mission and tell us why you are here at Broadcasting House, specifically?
JCR: Certainly Kamal, I am running to raise £2018 for Alzheimer’s Research, by running 2018kms in 2018. And as part of my year of running, I give myself or take on mini-challenges to keep it interesting and today’s is to help find a friend’s lost mo-jo.
JCR: Her mojo to run appears to have gone missing for the past couple of weeks and she is desperate to find it. It can normally be found in Yorkshire, I believe is purple and likes shiny, sparkly things. I am here to raise awareness and ask the public’s help to find it. Research tells us that an unfound mojo can suffer from feelings of low self esteem and poor body image. I’ve run to Broadcasting House to ask you to launch the national campaign to find the mojo.
KA: Where was the mojo last seen?
JCR: Yorkshire for certain, but this mojo does like the bright lights of the City, so it’s possible she is hiding anywhere from Leeds to London.
KA: I see and how do we approach the mojo if seen? What do the professionals recommend?
JCR: Fortunately Kamal, the mojo is friendly and unlikely to cause a scene. The advice we have from the mojo support group ‘Mojos a go-go’ is to take it gently by the hand, offer it a cup of Yorkshire tea with a slice of parkin, and all will be well. Mojos are bred to be homing mojos and always return home, especially if well fed and watered.
KA: Good advice there from the professionals, is there anything else you’d like to add for the benefit of our viewers?
JCR: Just that mojos are frail creatures and can be sent off course by bad weather especially in these cold hard winter months. And whilst today we are looking for one mojo in particular, anybody can lose their mojo and not just for running. But again to all members of the public, if you see a weeping purple mojo, please text Mojo Found to 12345, and we can reunite the mojo with her owner.
KA: Thanks very much JanCanRun, and now back to the news. Theresa May is at a press conference in Downing Street talking about Brexit again…
Summary – a 12km run done, no mojos to be found, but there weren’t many bright lights to be seen on a murky day in London with a fruit based phone that decided to lose all battery power in one hour at the 10km stage. But I am confident the impromptu news appearance at Broadcasting House will pay off.
Best Covers Ever….
Kiss – Art of Noise and Tom Jones
Tainted Love – Soft Cell & Marilyn Manson’s Version
Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart – Almond and Pitney
Good Year For The Roses – Elvis Costello and The Attractions
All Along The Watchtower -Jimi Hendrix and Afterhere Versions
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Marilyn Manson
Whiskey In The Jar – Thin Lizzy
Kids in America – Foo Fighters and Lawnmower Deth
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Welcome To The Jungle – Richard Cheese
Amish Paradise – Weird Al Yankovic
911 is a Joke – Duran Duran
Venus – Bananarama
Echo Beach – Toyah
Don’t Leave Me This Way – The Communards
China Girl – David Bowie
Take Me To The River – Talking Heads
Live and Let Die – Guns ’n’ Roses
Mrs Robinson – The Lemonheads
Battleship Chains – Volbeat
Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm
My Prerogative – Britney Spears
Halo – Harper Blynn
Average Pace 7:27
Elevation Gain 47 metres
Kms Run 1893.40 – tomorrow I hope to break the 1900km barrier!
Kms To Run 124.60