Monday, August 02, 2010


Somebody more modern than me purported not to know what a hundred yards was. I said that it was a hundred metres minus three hundred inches.

Nah! Three hundred inches? What's that?

Look, I said - most men in the UK stand a few inches shy of six feet or seventy-two inches. Take four men like that and lay them end to end. Add a midget.

Subtract that measure from your known measure of a hundred metres and you've got a hundred yards.

I hope it helped.