Nine people in the UK have been picked by the sports nutrition company Science In Sport to receive help with their winter training.
Amazingly I am one of the nine.
I imagined the selection meeting: "Right we've picked eight athletes, now we need someone middle-aged and keen but not particularly good. A mister average to give hope to the also-rans". I was probably in that pile.
According to the SiS Facebook page, the nine people selected are: Alex Oates (cycling), Sarah Davies (cycling), Simon Willis (cycling), David Fort (running), Daniel Thorne (running), Kerry Willacy (running), Dan Hustwayte (triathlon), Matt Fisher (triathlon) and Carol Cashell (open water swimming). Bios here.
What's involved? Well, I'm not yet sure.