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Going for Gold
I don’t know about any of the other Little Trekkers but here in Norwich we have been rather uncharacteristically glued to the television since the Olympics began. To say we were excited to be heading there ourselves was a bit of an understatement. Not only were we lucky enough to have got tickets but we were off to see the canoe sprint – one of our favourite sports.
It was rather an early start to get to Eton Dorney for 9.30am. Our plan for us to scoop James out of bed and straight into the car seat to sleep on the way down didn’t go entirely to plan – getting a 10 month old to the Olympics should become an Olympic event in its own right!
It was a bit of a trek from the entrance to the stands, but with all the flags, the fantastic games makers, Wenlock and a view over to Windsor Castle to keep us entertained we were at our seats in no time. We were really impressed with how well organised everything was, even with bags full of all the paraphernalia a 10 month old needs for a day out we were through security in no time.
The atmosphere was amazing; everyone was cheering and clapping, including our Little Trekker James. We had a fantastic morning watching the heats and semi-finals of the men’s K 4, men’s C 2, Women’s K2 and women’s K1. It really was quite unbelievable the speeds the boats got up to, and James was fascinated watching them wiz by. It made quite a change from our leisurely trips out in the canoe. You could feel the excitement building through the crowd as we worked our way through the heats to the semi-finals. The highlight of the morning had to be Team GB’s Rachel Cawthorn making it through to the women’s 500m K1 finals.
Once the racing finished we headed for a picnic by the waterfront and watched the competitors with their coaches practicing whilst the crowds cleared. I’m hoping our Little Trekker has been suitably inspired and picked up some tips from the professionals so Daddy and I can sit back and relax whilst he takes control on our next trip out in the canoe.
What has everybody else’s Olympic highlight been?