Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
20 Nov 2021
7:00 am

Orchids and onions: Chicken Licken’s nuggets of wisdom win the day

Brendan Seery

It’s funny, it makes a good sales pitch and, most of all, it continues in the Chicken Licken vein of doing local humour.

Years ago, at the end of a weekend course at which I qualified as a road running race referee and course certifier (true story), we sat around chatting over a few beers to Lars Nayler, well-known athlete and official from the SA Road Running Association. As many are from the Eastern Cape (I understand he grew up in Bedford), Lars was a great raconteur and soon the conversation wandered around to the bits of advice, the nuggets of wisdom passed along to you by older folk. Lars, with a straight face, said that when he was 19 he was taken...