Last Saturday, our Quality Assurance Lead, Jimmy, ran the Twin Lights Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile race along the coast of Cape Ann. And he did it dressed as P. Walter Tugnut, the hero of our latest game, Shoot Many Robots. But it gets even better. Jimmy donned Walter’s attire in what is known as the Full Princess. Yup, on a hot sunny day, he put on a wool knit cap, down puffer vest, tutu, wings and tiara and competed in a half-marathon.
The course stretched from Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester all the way to downtown Rockport along the gorgeous Massachusetts seacoast. We are super proud of Jimmy – he came in 21st place overall, and 3rd place in his age group. Surrounded by runners in lightweight, breathable gear, Jimmy flew past them in his Walter attire. Can you imagine how fast he would’ve been without wearing a costume? Jimmy had this to say about his epic journey:
The race was a success! (I survived!) It was 70 degrees and sunny, but I rarely noticed the heavy yellow goose down vest I was wearing due to all of the cheers from spectators, officials, and even other runners. Although I never heard the "Go TUGNUT!" phrase I was hoping for... I did hear many other cheers including:
• Fairy Princess
• HEY, no flying with those wings!
• Nice legs
I might of hallucinated hearing some of those things... but the crowd was definitely lively and responsive. Overall I had a lot of fun doing this.
Luckily the moment that Jimmy crossed the finish line was captured on film, as were the reactions of some of the spectators (check out the little girls in the gallery image).
It is safe to say that this is the most outrageous example of P. Walter Tugnut fandom that we have seen to date. Congratulations, Jimmy! Your dedication has not gone unnoticed! And many thanks to Nuvision Action Image for the incredible images. So awesome.