A Trip to London and a Bucket of Atheletes

A pack of dogs and a gaggle of geese, not sure if it’s a bucket of athletes, but you know sometimes I just get fed up of Googling everything and go with my gut. So here we are in the smoke as they say, although the smoke, along with Queen Victoria has long gone. The first thing I noticed was how majestic the stadium looked but after all it is in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, remember 2012? I think I lost my voice on Super Saturday ๐Ÿ˜‚Three Golds in 45 minutes!

So this was it, all the passion, sweat and tears were about to unfold before my very eyes. If you haven’t got it yet I am passionately in love with athletics, the Princess is always amazed how I can sit and cry over a young woman or man (but mainly woman) winning a race! But heyho we’re all different ๐Ÿ˜€ I won’t go into great detail of who was there and who won what, because if you’re not into athletics it could be tedious. But I have to mention three people because I love them, I know I never quite managed to get out of teenage mode ๐Ÿ˜˜ Richard Kilty who had a rough time last year with injury ran like a god in the 4×100 Relay. That’s him shouting, “Hand!” ๐Ÿ˜€

Then of course there was our Scottish heroine Lynsey Sharp who just ran and ran to win the 800m๐Ÿ’

Now here’s where tears really flow Dina Asher-Smith. The sport’s ‘darling’ as a little girl she was a bag carrier at the 2012 Olympics. Now she is one of the fastest women in the world and just so lovely, but I’ll let you make up your own mind ๐Ÿ˜€ Dina being Dina

2015 London Diamond League

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About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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47 Responses to A Trip to London and a Bucket of Atheletes

  1. Ralph says:

    A race of athletes, perhaps ? ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค”

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  2. Nice post Charlie. Good to hear that the teenager is still alive and kicking. One of the photos has credits but did you take any of the others?

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  3. Hi there. I like track and field events a lot too. Iโ€™ve seen them in person only a couple of times. Mostly my watching has been via TV. Canโ€™t wait till the next summer Olympics.

    Neil Scheinin

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    • Thanks for reading and yes most of my viewing is TV, but I do the British Championships in Birmingham (ยฃ25) and the Anniversary Games in London. Tokyo will be great, but I am so looking forward to Paris in 24 as itโ€™s 100 years since Chariots of Fire; Harold Abrahams, Liddel and lord Lynsey โค๏ธ

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  4. Are your sons aiming for Olympic Gold?

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  5. itsmylife126 says:

    Loved it. Adrenaline is pumping… while reclining on my chair.

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  6. Love this article, Charlie. Dina is amazing!

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  7. kyleoyier says:

    Great post

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  8. You brought the excitement to the blog today! It felt contagious. Not tedious at all!

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  9. I like the way you write. You have amazing style, fun ๐Ÿ˜Š Nice post Charlie ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  10. Cherryl says:

    Hi Charlie, I think you have a really entertaining blog, which I always enjoy whenever I click by – so I have nominated you for a ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”†

    I hope you’ll be willing to participate – follow this link to see all the nominees and hot to take part: https://cherrylsblog.com/2019/08/04/sunshine-blogger-award/

    If the link doesn’t work – just click on the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’ post in my blog homepage (Cherryl’s Blog) for all the details.

    Best wishes, and happy blogging
    Cherryl x

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  11. Scott Rainer says:

    Great description!

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  12. I also love the athletics and of course my favourite is Wade van Niekerk.. 400m.. The Caster story for me is just so sad because you don’t ask to be born different and then you are ostracised. Right or wrong I can’t say but heartfelt when you have a passion that people are trying to stop.. sad..

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    • Yes it is sad and I agree that itโ€™s hard to know which side of the fence to sit. I also feel sorry for the Athletics chiefs because they have such hard decisions to make, then off course there are all the other female runners who know that no matter how hard they train they could never get near her with such high testosterone levels, it is a nightmare really. Love van Niekerk, the time when he and Talbot finished side by side laughing was a great shot. Thanks for reading and commenting Lisa ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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  13. patriciaddrury says:

    Another great adventure Charlie thanks buddy!

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  14. ChecheWinnie says:

    Awesome, but really Charlie? A bucket of what again …..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  15. Laleh Chini says:

    Great post-Charlie.

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  16. Lara/Trace says:

    You have such a good heart Charlie. โค

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  17. Iโ€™ve nominated you for the โ€œSpecial Bloggerโ€ Award! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would be honored if you would accept it, but please do so at your discretion and leisure.

    I will provide the link (in a separate comment!) to my post on my site where you can find your nomination.

    Please check your spam folder or just stop by my blog if you do not see a second comment from me!

    Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ’•


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  18. Thanks Charlie. .. I appreciate your relentless effort.. From the month of September I shall not post on word press any longer.. You can get in touch with me on facebook @wizzymedpower or Twitter @wizzymedpower1 thanks

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  19. Hey Charlie.. I can’t comment on your carpentry post.. I could be blonde or it’s blocked.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  20. Parag Panchal says:

    Nice work

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  21. erotismoenguardiablog says:

    I love this post!

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