Every now and again (and increasingly, with a certain rugby event on the horizon) I am invited to promote a product or an event on my humble little blog.
Occasionally, though, an email comes in that tickles my fancy without the promise of filthy lucre - and so it comes to pass that I now mention the forthcoming launch, by Warner Leisure Hotels, of Walking Rugby.
Walking Rugby has, we're told, been developed following research which allegedly concludes that almost half of over-50s desire team sports to be made "more accessible for their generation." In other words, rugby needs to be made slower and needs to hurt less. No arguments from me so far.
So, lo and behold, we now have a sport which apparently involves no running, no passing higher than shoulder height, no holding of the ball for more than three seconds without passing, no scrums, shorter game duration, frequent substitutions and tries being scored by walking the ball over the try line (so no pesky bending down!).
All very intriguing… one question I do have, though, is this: did I receive the invitation to the launch of Walking Rugby randomly, or has someone been watching me play Touch Rugby?