Tag: Athletes

  • Shot Put

    #athletics #field #commonwealthgames #birmingham Some call it “Graceful”, as the heavy metal ball flies into the air of course, step outside the circle you’re launching from and your Position on the leader board isn’t secure up high it travels, and then gravity intervenes – making it fall to the floor to be measured.

  • Upside down

    Upside down

    #writingprompt #upsidedown In a topsy turvy world as sunlight headed for the horizon the sun was rising on the other half of the earth While people were eating their evening meal athletes were in the gymnasium after having a hearty breakfast so as breakfast tv was being shown on the big box athletes were making […]

  • Hope


    #socs #hope I expectation…. its building in the streets wondering if Maybe – Just maybe the men and the ministry will tell us we can go back to normal II Grandkids calling their nannas and grandads plans being formulated over an i-pad screen rendezvous to see them and share a hug III The athletes preparing […]

  • Ceremony

    5th March 2020 #Fowc #Ceremony The Athletes took to the track, to a boom box anthem dressed in the colours of their country as cheers and lights travelled round the ground taking to the field masters of javelin, shot and hammer not leaving a mark until the start of competition And friends and rivals share […]

  • Skeleton Bob

    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 did […]

  • Thoughts of the long distance runner

    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 broken […]

  • Marathon

    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.

  • Memories of London 2012 – Paralympics

    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. Athletes […]

  • The Runner (Paralympic)

    The Runner (Paralympic)

    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 work […]

  • Golden Moments

    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 goes […]