Sports days were fun events in primary school. In addition to the normal running events there were also races such as the egg and spoon race, the sack race and the three-legged race. Races that even the non-athletic child wanted to enter. In those days I entered everything even though I was far from athletic and I occasionally took out prizes. Whether that was because of my talent or a policy that every child went home with a prize I don’t know and I don’t care. We looked forward to those days unlike my years in high school where the competition was high and I wasn’t in the race from the beginning. Had my asthma been diagnosed earlier this may have been different. Two of my friends entered all events whilst I entered the walking race and the javelin throwing, that was, if I couldn’t get my parents to write a permission to be absent slip.