Saturday, 15 February 2014

Not the Olympics




The European Mountain Running Masters Championship was held in Bludenz, Austria a couple of years ago and I was privileged to carry the British flag in the parade of runners from many nations through the main street to the starting area.

What I do is classed as amateur sport. What is an amateur?  It's what the word Olympics used to mean; Chariots of Fire and all that.




8 comments:

  1. Lovely photograph Gwil - you look so fit.
    But I do think we can be justly proud of Lizzie Yarnold, who has been so dedicated for the last five years and worked up to her gold medal success. It was a joy to see her and to see her mum and dad so proud of her.

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  2. I agree that Lizzie Yarnold's win was a wonderful achievement. Maybe she was inspired by the Jamaican bob team in Cool Runnings ;). Eddie the Eagle is another inspirational role model. It's all a bit like Doncaster Rovers winning the FA Cup. I like to encourage the underdog fan in sports. There's nothing gives me mores satisfaction than seeing the cheats being caught, to see the enthusiastic amateur or semi-professional putting one over on the millionaire gold medallist who later turns out to be a fake is a great joy.

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  3. Pat, Of course I mean encourage "the underdog". But the "underdog fan" too, why not?

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  4. I find Eddie the Eagle an embarrassment to us.































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  5. Come on Rachel. ETL is our most famous winter Olympian.

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  6. A great lot of snow on your last comment Rachel.

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  7. No he isn't. Torvill and Dean are.

    There is lots of snow with this comment too.




















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  8. T&D had slipped my mind. Of course you are right.

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