Sport has this power to transform lives and if this doesn’t motivate people as much if not more than those silly reality TV shows, nothing will. The people we all watched compete for their country were ‘real’ people, there was no script, no fake tan or bad accents, no desperate attempts for fame, it was people who train hard, are dedicated to a passion that they have and want to be the best at their discipline or event more then anyone else in the World…
As PR man for VCARS.co.uk (Used Cars, No Fuss), I thought this would be a great way to raise the profile of the VCARS Open Water Swim. I’m hoping readers of this blog feel a certain sense of duty to buy their cars through VCARS.
A very welcome side effect of the Olympics has been a growing distrust, bordering on dislike of what used to the beautiful game. When you see sportsmen and women without the posturing, the vanity and the cheating, it just feels so much closer to the reason humans pursue athletic endeavour in the first place.
I’m hoping the Olympics have ended my love affair with football, in all honesty. I doubt it, football will always be the mistress I’d increasingly like to hide away.
Perhaps, with each stroke, my swim might distance me further from football, from my childhood, from the utter mediocrity that pervades the British football industry. I can only hope.
The band of supporters sighed their last sigh as all athletes we were cheering for, ran across the finish line. What a great day, exhausting, emotional and inspirational. I love every minute of it! …….
Back in November I was fortunate enough to be chosen for a photo shoot for the magazine Triathlon Plus with 2 other GB Age Groupers, Paul and Andy. The article was about acheiving your triathlon ambitions in this Olympic year 2012.