Nanny has an unfortunate tendency to over react to things at times; smoking (even in a public place) is considered a greater threat to non smokers' health than death itself, and tubes of tooth paste are now weapons of mass destruction.
Therefore it should come as no surprise to learn that earlier this month that Nanny's chums in Coordination Group Publications, one of the largest educational publishers in Britain, decreed in a citizenship guide for 14 to 16 year olds that cross-country running is a form of 'physical abuse'.
Nanny's chums in this "organ" describe the sport as infringing children's human rights.
Can you believe that the people who come up with this drivel actually are allowed out in society, without any form of supervision? More alarming is the fact that they are paid for their "endeavours"!.
I am sure that you all remember those "happy" days at school when you were forced out in the freezing wind, snow and rain to participate in some inane run around a field or through some woods.
My efforts were so lamentable that those in charge of the "run" gave up with me and my fellow laggards, we ended up simply walking the course and discussing the state of the world instead.
My point being, that we all survived this so called "abuse".