A winter Olympiad poem, inspired by the Gb team I watched in awe as off they flew Down the run of ice clear blue On a craft to generate speed Carving through ice quickfast was the need As excited crowds they passed on by They cheered them on as athletes did fly And they didContinue reading “Skeleton Bob”
Salford, 12th May 2017 Down the long stretches of Tarmac he goes In darkness, fuelled by apples and bananas Some call him crazy, but others they smile Taking to the deserted road, to break down his time All for the prize, of reaching that line Nice shiny medal and Achievement awaits Could records be brokenContinue reading “Thoughts of the long distance runner”
Marathon pinnacle of the amateur athletes preparation stood by the line , waiting for the sound of the air horn twenty six miles following the road alongside the record breakers and club runners and teams in fancy dress. Guiding the way, the marshals on the miles leading the athletes to their goal.
Salford August 2012 There have been a number of camps throughout the city, hosting athletes from many nations and in many sports in relation to the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Brazil were no different, and used venues up and down the city from the Regional Athletic Arena at Sportcity to the Manchester Aquatics centre on Oxford Road. AthletesContinue reading “Memories of London 2012 – Paralympics”
A tale on the Paralympian, Johnnie Peacock – Dedicated to all the Athletes at @ParalympicsGB taking part in the Rio Olympiad It’s not just the short burst of speed It’s not the ability for opponents to fear your name It’s not the fancy kit that makes you fast No – Its all that workContinue reading “The Runner (Paralympic)”
In another place, whilst I eat my tea Our brave athletes are going for victory flying round tracks and fields of all kind focused on goals in body and mind Prepared for the task – with targets in hand strategies made – and races planned Zeus watches on as the events unfold as Britain goesContinue reading “Golden Moments”