A break from technology

At last its time for my first athletics competition in over 15 years. My last competition was in 1997, a life time ago.  I was an average sprinter in those days 200m and 400m.

About 18 months ago I started to get fit again.

But its surprising how quickly the bug catches you, I started with a pretty basic routine 3 days per week but after a couple of months I already found myself trainign 5 to 6 times a week and enjoying it.

About 6 months ago I decided I'd put all that training to use, and I started to focus in on a specific event. I never did any throwing events before.

So I thought the shot put would be the easiest to learn.   Could I be more wrong.  For an event that looks very simple on TV, its a lot more complex.  But its good to learn something new.

Anyway first competition tomorrow.

The Leevale Games 2012


The European Junior 1500m silver-medallist Ciara Mageean will be taking part and I can't wait to see that race.

Hope it all goes well.  It will be strange putting on the old track gear again.


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