Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Family night in the Park..

Last Friday it was the G family's turn to spend an evening at the Olympic park. Dashing out of work early I met Bruv & co at Stratford station for night of fun and games. This was their first trip to the park.
Bruv was looking forward to seeing the park as his business had been part of the compulsary buy outs to build the park. We had great fun standing at the top of the hill in the Park life area trying to work out where his unit had been!
We could not have wished for a better evening as the weather was glorious. A perfect evening for a stroll around the park before heading into the stadium for an evening of track and field. The evening's schedule was a mix of track events and discuss and shot put, all the big names were resting for finals on Saturday and getting over a fantastic Thursday. We were lucky enough to see Josie Pearson pick up her Gold medal for discuss and sing the national anthem along with 80,000 others.
We saw Jason Smyth pick up Gold on the 200m for Ireland, and the Irish in the crowd went bananas!... and then his medal was presented by Lord Coe who got as bigger reception as the medal winner.
We were seated in the upper tier not far from the Olympic flame, which was stunning. It was Libs first experience of a big sporting event and loved the whole mexican wave thing along with the remote control mini's which were used to shuttle the discuss, javelin & shot puts about!
The last couple of events had the crowd on their feet as they featured Shelly Wodds in the 1500m, Richard Whitehead in the 100m and Oscar Pistorius in the heats for the 400m. Unfortunately Shelly and Richard didn't make the medals but it was fantastic all the same and then  to see Oscar win his heat... which lead to him winning his final on the following evening.
Regardless of a low medal haul we had a fantastic evening, every paralympian was an inspiration and a hero in our hearts.
The views leaving the park were stunning, the gamemeakers were amazing and what we though would be a congested commute home was pain free......a fabulous evening had by all.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Family night in the Park..

Last Friday it was the G family's turn to spend an evening at the Olympic park. Dashing out of work early I met Bruv & co at Stratford station for night of fun and games. This was their first trip to the park.
Bruv was looking forward to seeing the park as his business had been part of the compulsary buy outs to build the park. We had great fun standing at the top of the hill in the Park life area trying to work out where his unit had been!
We could not have wished for a better evening as the weather was glorious. A perfect evening for a stroll around the park before heading into the stadium for an evening of track and field. The evening's schedule was a mix of track events and discuss and shot put, all the big names were resting for finals on Saturday and getting over a fantastic Thursday. We were lucky enough to see Josie Pearson pick up her Gold medal for discuss and sing the national anthem along with 80,000 others.
We saw Jason Smyth pick up Gold on the 200m for Ireland, and the Irish in the crowd went bananas!... and then his medal was presented by Lord Coe who got as bigger reception as the medal winner.
We were seated in the upper tier not far from the Olympic flame, which was stunning. It was Libs first experience of a big sporting event and loved the whole mexican wave thing along with the remote control mini's which were used to shuttle the discuss, javelin & shot puts about!
The last couple of events had the crowd on their feet as they featured Shelly Wodds in the 1500m, Richard Whitehead in the 100m and Oscar Pistorius in the heats for the 400m. Unfortunately Shelly and Richard didn't make the medals but it was fantastic all the same and then  to see Oscar win his heat... which lead to him winning his final on the following evening.
Regardless of a low medal haul we had a fantastic evening, every paralympian was an inspiration and a hero in our hearts.
The views leaving the park were stunning, the gamemeakers were amazing and what we though would be a congested commute home was pain free......a fabulous evening had by all.

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