Authored by Vince Russell on 23 May 2006 at 07:20PM
Current rating: 3 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Furry Animals

Flash the Falcon - 4 days to go

Vince Kong gets in shape for the big day

Jon Duckworth is a legend!

Jon, my best man, has got me the position of Flash the Falcon, the Newcastle Falcons mascot, at the inaugural Guinness Premiership Final 2006 at Twickenham. Duties include the Furry Mascot Dance-off before the game and the Furry Mascot rugby 7's at halftime.

I'm hoping that my adventures as Vince Kong will adequately prepare me for the role but I don't want to let Newcastle Falcons down, so I've put myself through a rigorous physical and mental training program to get ready and in shape for the big day. The programme was introduced tonight, with a full day planned tomorrow!

Vince Kong tries the David Brent dance

Exercise

To get those leg muscles back in shape, I've just been on a 6km bike ride. I followed this up with 10 press up's and 20 sit-up's, not a great deal but it's just day one. I've also run around the flat like an idiot for a few minutes, but I normally do that so not sure it counts.

Diet

I've adjusted my diet for the big event, gone are the pies and the lager, replaced tonight with homemade turkey burgers, wholemeal pasta and a large glass of water. There's no sauce with pasta, just in case I stack up on calories and e-numbers, instead I've just added a few herbs and a bit of seasoning.

Vince Kong gets some tips from a footballing great

The Routine

I've been practicing for the dance-off, so far I've tried the David Brent dance from The Office, John Travolta's trademark dance from Staying Alive and Lucy's taught me a dance made famous by Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I'm not great at the moment but am hoping that my natural rhythm and a bit of practice will see me through.

Later on tonight I'll go through Lucy's DVD collection and learn some moves from Flashdance, Footloose and Fame.

Will Power

There's two cans of lager in the fridge and eighteen ice lollies in the freezer, I intend for them to stay there until Saturday night at least! The lager is proving tough, I can hear them calling me...

You can see live coverage of the Guinness Premiership Final 2006 on Sky Sports on Saturday 27th May.

Tuesday's Photos

Vince Kong gets in shape for the big day

Vince Kong tries the David Brent dance

Vince Kong or John Travolta, tough to tell eh!

Vince Kong gets some tips from a footballing great

Authored by Vince Russell on 23 May 2006 at 07:20PM
Current rating: 3 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Furry Animals

Comments about "Flash the Falcon - 4 days to go"

mrgrooism said

Go Vince Kong!

A Falcoln, ey? You'll Believe An Ape Can Fly...

24 May 2006 at 12:16AM

Me said

Good luck to you. Remember those costumes probably don't get washed that often so you will be surrounded by the dried sweat of previous occupants. If I was you I would skip the exercise and go straight for radical nasal surgery.

24 May 2006 at 01:40PM

Gareth said

Vince...how are you gonna fit into tha flacon costume with a gorilla suit on????

26 May 2006 at 03:22PM


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