We didn't have to opportunity to be at the stadium for the Olympics in 2012 and our daughter's friend, Rhys Jones, was running in the T37 race so it was a pleasure to be able to go. We drove to Luton and used Thameslink and London Overground to get to Stratford - one of the nicest rail journey we've ever made around the capital.
The swimmers and athletes were amazing - as was the support from the crowd. It is impossible to pick out favourite races or highlights as every race had some excitment. Before I share a few photos of the day I have a little plea:
Paige Murray is one of the wheelchair racers - Sunday was her first race representing Team GB and Paige is hoping to race for her country again. However she needs a new racing chair and has set up 'Race to 4K'.
Paige says " My current racing chair (Violet) is no longer suitable because my body shape has changed as a result of all the training I’ve been doing. The chair it is extremely restricting, limiting power through the rims and bruising my arms. For the time being until I secure funding for a new chair I am using a borrowed chair (Twiggy). The new chair will support me to continue my progression."
Please could you share Paige's Website on Twitter, Facebook, by email, in fact any way you can - and if you can make a donation it will help Paige get nearer her goal and new racing chair - thank you :)
|Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium|
|Ewan Thomas checking his notes|
before the competition starts
|My Mummy (Georgina Hermitage)smashed her world record|
Women's 400m T37
|Richard Whitehead - first past the post - amazing race|
Men's 200m T42
|Libby Clegg and her guide Joe McDonnell took Gold|
|Our loudest cheers for Rhys Jones|
|Rhys passes the line with his first official under 12 seconds|
Men's 100m T37
|I just loved these mini Sainsbury's vans|
remote control discus collectors
|Amazing swimmers in all the races|
|We had an amazing day|