Yesterday was a beautiful morning for a run with the early morning fog burning off to reveal blue skies and a bright sunny and warm day, as I enjoyed an easy 13 miles along the Derwent Walk.
As the run progressed, as well as enjoying the views I played that old game, which I am sure every runner has played at some time or other, coming up with a list of songs associated with running. I came up with all the obvious ones - Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen; Road Runner by The Pretty Things and The Animals; Road Runner by Jonathan Richmond (different song); Run for Home by Lindesfarne etc.
Eventually I came up with a Jethro Tull song, which although it did not have run or running in the title it did have lyrics about running.
The song is Budapest and from memory the lyrics were about a girl who ran 400 on a perfect track.
Once the run was over I decided to check the lyrics out, and although I had not remembered them correctly the start of the song was about a girl who ran:
I think she was a middle-distance runner
(The translation wasn't clear)
Could be a budding stately hero
International competition in a year
She was a good enough reason for a party
(Well you couldn't keep up on a hard track mile)
While she ran a perfect circle
And wore a perfect smile
In Budapest, hot night in Budapest
The first two verses of Budapest from the Crest of a Knave album.
This is the only song I could come up with. Does anyone know any others?