Distance running has character-strengthening traits as well as physical ones. Running has
tremendous pay offs for the elite performance tennis player including to push to the limit & tenacity qualities we need to survive in today’s world. Distance running demands & nurtures these qualities.
Corden Tennis Academy in Guangyuan Tianli International School.
17 th February 1978, marks the 40 th anniversary of my late father Col Iain Corden-Lloyd untimely death, killed in action in Northern Ireland whilst commanding the 2 nd battalion Royal Green Jackets on operations.
I wanted to send a big thank you to his loyal & beloved Riflemen who have arranged a special gathering today at the cemetery in Winchester where he lays to rest.
I did not have much time with him but his leadership, energy and compassion for his Soldiers truly moved me as a young boy. That awesome dynamic magnetism that shone through him. He was a magnificent Commander, soldier, man of action & leader of men. Greatly missed by me and my family and off course his Riflemen who would of followed him anywhere.
” Make the days count, be brave and Bold” he told me while I was perched on his desk at Regimental HQ in Gibraltar, words I have never forgotten and echo daily.
THERE ARE ONLY THREE SPORTS: BULLFIGHTING, MOTOR RACING, AND MOUNTAINEERING; ALL THE REST ARE MERELY GAMES.”
– Ernest Hemingway