London - Advertising executive and fitness buff Brock Bifford was suprised this week when he managed to outpace his shadow while running up his usual seventeen flights of stairs to work.
"Well usually its pretty well neck-and-neck you know. I reckon me shadow has been putting in at least as much time in the gym as I have if not more. I do admit I've tried a few goes at it in the dark to take the advantage but the old shadow was right there like white-on-rice once I put the lights back on.
"Funny how it was.
"I was not even trying to shake off the shadow when I looked back and sees him teetering backwards and all. Next thing I knew he was falling backwards, not screaming loud or anything.
"It was more like a leaf falling.
"I think he may have slipped on a crisp packet."