Tag Archives: Olympic Games

Double Trap at Owls Lodge Shooting School

Adrian, Richard and made our way to the Owls Lodge Shooting School for our double trap shooting. Set in lovely Hampshire countryside near Andover, Owls Lodge is owned and run by Tanya and Richard Faulks. Tanya is a European champion … Continue reading

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Making A Splash With Canoeing and Kayaking

Jon and I drove up to the Lee Valley White Water Centre for my canoe and kayak slalom coaching. The centre is the venue for the Olympic white water events where – to quote from the website – you can “Experience … Continue reading

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Great Aim At Bisley

Jon, Liz, Adrian, Danny, Richard, Mara and I went down to Bisley for our rifle and pistol shooting. Bisley is made up of 3000 acres of countryside and offers just about every (legal) shooting opportunity you could imagine. We were … Continue reading

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Track Cycling-A Steep Learning Curve

One beautiful hot day in late March Jon, Rick, Jeff, Crispin, David, and I made our way down to the Herne Hill Velodrome – home of the track cycling at the 1948 London Olympics. The track is 450m long – … Continue reading

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Once In A Life Time-Running At The Olympic Stadium

The Gold Challenge Event at the Olympic stadium was a wonderful way for us to say thank you to Gold Challenge participants and, judging from the feed-back, it was a great day for everyone involved. However, for me personally, it … Continue reading

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Running Rings Around Relays

Jon, Liz and I headed off to Mile End Stadium for our 4x100m and 4 x 400m relays. As ever we were coached by the excellent Richard Houlihan and Craig Lacy. After the usual extensive warm up we began to … Continue reading

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Wrestling With Wrestling

A big thank you to Amir Eslami and everyone at Legion Wrestling Club – http://www.legion-wrestling.com/ – for my freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Freestyle wrestling was first up and our coach, Dawad Gaspari, put us through a gruelling warm up. After … Continue reading

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