Thursday, June 12, 2008

Athletics - The final time.


Yesterday was the Welwyn Schools Athletics meeting held at Gosling Stadium. It started at 4pm and it seemed as if every car in WGC was trying to park there. I drove around for what seemed like hours to find a parking space, I eventually had to abandon the car on a grassy hillock. Beth, not known for her athletic prowess, had been chosen to take part in the Girls throwing event. We had been practicing hard for three days in the car park to perfect her technique. When I arrived they were already on the field and the competition had begun.
I stood on the hill along with what seemed like half of the town cheering the runners and the other competitors. We had a successful event as a school, winning several races, coming second in long jump, high jump and relay. Beth did very well and came 6th out of 18 for her throwing! (just snuck into the rankings as 6th was the last place to get a sticker of recognition!!)
The whole event didn't finish until 6.30pm when we were faced with the escape from the car park from hell!!

6 comments:

Manna said...

Good for Beth! And she did really great! Beside the parking, the event sounds kinda fun!

Travis Erwin said...

Sounds likea solid finish and I guess you escaped gridlock or you wouldn't have made the post.

Debbielou said...

Well done Beth !!

suebaru said...

Congrats Beth! And yes, you were right, I finally reached that elusive '1' !!;)

Alexandra said...

Good for Beth - whoohoo! It sounds like you all had fun! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kim Marie said...

Oh boy...been there many times! Glad Beth did well!!
Kim Marie