Now that my place in next year’s Tokyo Marathon has been confirmed, it’s time to start planning the specialist headgear I shall use to ensure that the many people who haven’t been selected to run are able to do so virtually, courtesy of a number of cameras and sensors that I shall carry.

I created this mockup on the iPad yesterday, and sent it to robot-specialist Lem Fugitt for his expert opinion.

Lem’s reply opened with:

Interesting concept, though technically it has some significant challenges. We would have to re-enforce your neck to begin with – maybe replace it with a steel post.

Hmm, i think that might be going a bit too far this time.

Nevermind, plan B is now on the drawing board. Watch this space.