My bid to do or watch a new sport every week was frustrated by the weather last weekend (16/17 Jan). I was going to do my first parkrun but it was cancelled – sensibly – due to the icy running conditions. Plan B was to watch Hanley Town FC (waterlogged/frozen pitch) and Plan C was to watch Stoke-on-Trent RFC (match postponed). And in all of that, I missed the launch event for the Potters ‘Arf, which was taking place in Hanley. Still, at least I’m already registered for it. And I’m not sure a launch event counts as a sporting event. So the upshot is I’m a sport down, but with plenty of time to pop in a mid-week event or two and get back on track.