Wow it came round quickly. Only a few moments ago there were 500 days to go, and suddenly here we are. One year from now we will be watching the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games.
Chances are you’ll be watching it too, somewhere. And in a little over two weeks it will all be over.
Question is – how long will the memories linger?
- Did you apply for tickets …did you get them? We applied but like most applicants we didn’t get any. There was the option to buy some of the left over tickets, but £700 or so to watch the pole vault final was a bit steep. And I *love* the pole vault.
- Did you apply to be a volunteer …did you get in? Well done if you did, I think it will be a brilliant experience to play a valuable role in bringing the Games to life.
- Are you competing? I am totally in awe if you are, that is incredible and you are an extroadinary person. Very best wishes, whichever nation you represent.
- Are you part of LOCOG? Good effort! It looks like an extremely well run project and although I doubt you will ever get the credit you deserve, I am sure you will feel the satisfaction of a job well done for years to come.
- Are you involved in one of the Inspire projects, or any of the unofficial communtiy projects that will spring up to celebrate the Games?
Please make the most of this £multi-billion event – it’s the most expensive summer holiday we’ll ever get the chance to go on!
Don’t just stay inside and watch it on the telly.
One year from now we will be watching the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games in Weymouth, immersed in the buzz and excitement of an expectant Olympic town, moments away from giving birth to a fantastic few weeks of world class sailing events. We will have our own reason to be excited, because a group of us will be witnessing the birth of a new long distance path.
The next morning we are going to start walking.
About 12 days later we’ll be at the Olympic stadium in London. Ironically we’ll arrive in time to watch the 50km walk. If you did the whole walk with us you will have walked around 350km. Maybe not as fast, or with as much cheering, but then not as wiggly either!
So how long will the memories linger? My lifetime for sure. My kids will remember – and I’m still hoping I can get them to join us for a bit of it! And if/when they have kids, I plan on spinning them the longest yarn ever about the friends I made on the walk, and how every time I see a firework I am reminded of our small part in making the London 2012 Games such a uniquely British games. If I’m really on form I might even get a little teary as I er.. recall how Seb and Boris made us all guests of honour at the closing ceremony.
Heheheh, grandpa Mark is going to have fun
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