Craig Ibbitson is known to family and friends as a character who loves to create “ridiculous phantom race calls” and this year during COVID lock-down, he’s tipped his hat to what he has aptly named the COVID-19 1000m sprint.

And it doesn’t disappoint.

The Aussie race call going viral

In a viral race call video sweeping Facebook, this clever Aussie guy created an imaginary yet completely hilarious line up of COVID themed racing contenders for an imaginary sprint race. What the actual race is for, well, you can use your imagination for that one.

The only kind of racing I’ve seen this year. Just for the record.

Every racer needs a racing name

Like every racing contender, they were all given catchy names to remember – the likes of “Get me more wine”, “I’m bored sh*tless”, “Darling, while you’re doing nothing”,“Loo paper” and a string of COVID themed others. I don’t want to ruin the fun by mentioning them all. But I sense a theme here…

The lock-down race as only Craig sees it

In true lock-down style, the video shows Craig sitting at his kitchen table, donning his DIY binoculars (fashioned from two toilet paper rolls and a paper clip) and calls the COVID-19 1000 metre sprint in true Aussie fashion – with epic and impressive race calling talent, I might add. The man doesn’t skip a beat in between cracking jokes!

On the original Facebook post, Craig accompanies the three-minute video with this caption:

Some of you might know that when I have had a couple I used to spontaneously break into phantom race calls. Well, I must be getting bored because I haven’t had a drink but thought considering the spare time we have at the moment it might be fun to call the COVID-19 over 1000 metres. Here it is – apologies for the language – there is only one horse with a rude name.

Watch Craig’s video for yourself here below (but be warned, it is a little sweary). Be sure to watch when kids aren’t within hearing range!

Some of you might know that when I have had a couple i used to spontaneously break into phantom race calls. Well i must be getting bored because i haven’t had a drink but thought considering the spare time we have at the moment it might be fun to call the COVID-19 over 1000metres. Here it is – apologies for the language – there is only one horse with a rude name

Posted by Craig Ibbitson on Friday, 27 March 2020

 

What a laugh there is to be had – because if you don’t laugh, we’ll cry, right?

What are you doing for fun and entertainment at home during lockdown? We’d love to hear!


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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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