The London 2012 Olympic Games are getting close now, aren’t they? About 10 weeks to go until the opening ceremony, and then we will be opening The Games Way and starting our 200 mile walk from the Olympic sailing events Weymouth & Portland to the Olympic stadium in London.
I can’t wait!
It is very exciting to see all the other projects that have been inspired by the Games, it is good to feel part of a community of people who are getting involved, whether officially or otherwise!
The bigger projects are getting a lot of press and causing some controversy, Anish Kapoor’s red tower in the park, The Orbit is a current hot topic (is £15 too much?), and a couple of weeks ago Anthony McCall’s Column was causing concern (at least to the Daily Mail) about danger to aircraft. Got to love a bit of trouble-making
Two projects I am following are the Battle for the Winds, which culminates in a big performance in Weymouth bay, and 5 Rings (The Games We Play), a theme song for the Games (not sure how official this is!)
…and about now I start worrying about walk2012 and whether it will come off, will people turn up, will they enjoy it, will the sun shine….
Worry is not helped by my back problem. It turns out that I fractured the L1 vertebrae when I took a tumble snowboarding last month. It hurts, but luckily isn’t a bad fracture so there’s no great risk of nerve damage or anything that would perplex House. Nevertheless it is a sloooooooooooooow recovery and I’m a bit worried about carrying my pack during the walk.
It does have a cool name though – it is a fracture of the “right transverse progression of the L1 vertebrae.”
A few walkers have asked whether I’ve organised baggage transport between stages. I haven’t, because frankly I like the challenge, I want to keep costs to a minimum, and so it wasn’t high on my priority list. Funnily enough, it has risen up the list quite dramatically now it hurts to carry my own pack!
So, open question …are you interested in chipping-in for a van and driver to move our tents etc from one stage to another throughout the walk? If enough people are interested I will endeavour to sort something out …and if you know anyone who can help us then please PLEASE get in touch
Come walking with us! Sign up now to take part in the first official walk of The Games Way. It’s free and you can bring your friends!
Join us for a day, a weekend or however long suits you. We’d love to share the experience with you.