Olympics London 2012
Some shots from my day at the athletics evening session on 7 August. Bought a ticket online the day before and found myself sitting half way around the first bend only 10 metres away from the Olympic cauldron itself! You could feel the heat coming off it. I ran 800m myself back in the 1970s and won 7 British youth and junior titles. My best time was 1.49.97 for the 800m in the final of the European Junior Championships in Germany (won by Steve Ovett). Then Achilles Tendon injury stopped it all. A dream being at the London Olympics just for a day and watching the great David Rudisha in the 800m semi final. What would I have paid to have seen his fabulous world record in the final!!