Monday, 28 July 2014

Para-athletics

Still mulling over the positioning of the ceramic theatre facade on the layout.



Placed the theatre facade forward of the church so that when I construct some kind of back to it, a little square will be formed in front of the church.

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Last night's dinner:

Kidneys in roasted pepper pesto plus rice


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Drumming practice update:

45 minutes practice to Bar Buddha Bar XIV


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Commonwealth Games:

Away by 8am on standard public transport - a No 4 bus 50 metres from our front door - and got to Hampden Park in time for the 10 am start for the athletics. My leg brace set off the security alarm at the entrance.

The athletics was fairly boring but fortunately I'd brought a book in my pocket.


The crowds around the stadium.
But the par-athletics was fascinating and gripping and inspiring.

Here are some photos from the day.

On your marks

Get set

Go

Not as fast as I thought they'd be.

Some of these athletes are blind

And run with a partner

Or they have severe disabilities

The highlight of the day for me.
The para-discus was too far away to get a good photo, but the big heavy Nigerian who got the Bronze medal had only one leg and pirouetted on it to throw the discus.

The crowd

The discus netting in the far corner.




Ideal weather.

Got the front seat on the top deck on the way back.



Cutting through the centre of Glasgow
Verdict:

1) Public transport was far more efficient than the shuttle buses and other recommended itineraries.

2) I intend watching more para-athletics. It's more than just wheelchairs, although that would be fascinating to watch as well.


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