CATCHING THE OLYMPIC BUG!
I have definitely caught Boris’s Olympomania!
I was lucky enough to have tickets for the first day Rowing events at Eton Dorney on Saturday, and after having watched the entire opening ceremony on Friday night, I was extremely excited to be going to a live event.
It was a very early start on Saturday, as although my parents only live minutes from the Eton Dorney venue we needed to use the Windsor Racecourse entrance, which meant using the Park ‘n’ Ride facilities in Maidenhead and catching the shuttle bus to the venue. Not knowing how busy the traffic, car park and bus queue was going to be we were keen to leave plenty of time.
But we needn’t have worried – the organisation of the entire process was faultless. We arrived at the car park, which at 6.45am was already half full, boarded a waiting bus with no queue and set off to the venue with no fuss, drama or pain-points. Every person we met from the car park, onto the bus and off the other end, was really friendly, smiling and looked genuinely happy to be involved in the event. Even the bus driver gave us an enthusiastic ‘good morning’ and a friendly smile as we boarded – a very rare occurrence on a British bus!
And the day continued to go from strength to strength, with great weather, fantastic racing and not to mention a new World Record!
Whilst there has been a lot of negative hype around the Olympics, my personal experience so far has been great. So, as I watch Great Britain competing in a whole range of events I can’t help but get interested and consumed by Olympic fever. And I get to do it all again on Thursday when I go to Earls Court for the indoor volley ball…come on TEAM GB!!