David Robbins: Ironman triathlon? It's almost time for my mid-life crisis. . .
The male mid-life crisis takes many forms, most of them fairly ridiculous. As a male in mid-life, I have so far resisted the more extreme versions but I have to admit I've been tempted.
The more clichéd scenarios involve the purchase of low-slung sports cars (often in fire-engine red) which the middle-aged owner has some difficulty getting into and out of.
Then there's the full hair-transplant, botox, fancy architect specs, dressing younger, using supposedly cool street slang, Nicky Haslam version.