Well the day finally came on Saturday when along with 4,999 others I got the opportunity to run 5 miles around the London 2012 Olympic Park and finish inside the Olympic Stadium down the home straight in front of thousands of applauding spectators. A day that will be long remembered.
Regular readers will know that 40,000 or so people entered the ballot to get a place on this run and I was one of the lucky ones to get a place. I found out I had a place back in October 2011 (read about it here) and have been eagerly awaiting the day since.
I will update this page in the next few days with the whole story but in the meantime I have included a few of my photos and a link to a video someone took and uploaded so you get a flavour of the day. Wordpress doesn’t do too good a job at compressing inserted photos so the pics below look a bit fuzzy. Click on each photo to open a better and bigger version in a new window.
I have uploaded two albums of photos that can be found on my Picasaweb photo sharing website here for album 1 and here for album 2. My running mate Rowena Harding – @Rowenanews on twitter – has also uploaded an album of photos with a fair few of me in and these can be found here.