Man Secretly Races Fellow Commuter to Work

Man Secretly Races Fellow Commuter to Work

 

28-year-old freelance scriptwriter Adam Woollard raced an oblivious man to work everyday for one year, writes Chiara Fiorillo of British newspaper Mirror. Adam, from Tufnell Park, North London explains, “I would see him pretty much every day I was working at about 8.30 a.m. approaching Aldgate East. I would follow him for around ten minutes before we'd split ways at the traffic lights that go down Commercial Street, which for me is where the race ended.”

Adam’s worthy adversary would often beat him, as he was “quite quick.” He saw the commuter as a marker for being on time for work. If he did not see him, then Adam would assume he was ill. The freelance scriptwriter would also worry about the man, wondering whether his fellow commuter was early, late, or if Adam himself was running late. 

 

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He shared a post about his competitor in May 2018, and it went viral last month. 

He revealed that he decided to race his competitor as soon as Adam noticed him walking the same route at 8:30 a.m. One day, the man stopped to get a Lucozade and that was when Adam reigned victorious. While he shared his achievement on Facebook, he did not talk about in the office because he “didn’t want to be crass.” Adam hopes that his adversary was aware of him. However, the 28-year-old doesn't know whether his competitor ever considered it a race. 

 

Photo Credit: Kennedy News and Media (via Mirror)

 

Presently, Adam works at a pub two nights a week. It's a five-minute walk, but he soon found a “very quick” woman, his new competitor. Adam comments, “In my head she's called Taylor - because she's swift. She has locomotives for legs, I've never got past her.” Once he beats Taylor, Adam will quit his job and look for another person to race with. Adam declares, “I want to be the undisputed champion of the competitive walking circuit.”