Friday, October 15, 2010
closing ceremony :)
A good time was had, a little dancing and much flag waving to try n get on tv. I was with a few other Welsh guys near theain speeches podium. So of you saw a flag waving side to side, it was me! :)
A big well done to Helen for bringing the face paints! Brilliant idea and very much in demand, not just by our team!
The group picture is of our support staff, including the general team managers, doctors, sport sciences and Physio's. A great big thank you to all of you and those behind the scenes who make the games what they are for all us athletes. An awesome and pleasurable experience and we would surely struggle without you all. :) Cheers :)
So my third commonwealth games has come to an end, Glasgow beckons as the venue for a potential fourth games. A lot of water to go under many bridges before that! Plans to be formulated, strategies to be set, money to be made and hopefully a pretty large event penciled in for 2013 ;) also need to get various things fixed and sorted, not just shooting straight, but my elbow and fitness. A strange road ahead, that I'm looking forward to traveling :)
Well done to Jon Hammond from Scotland who is the new Commonwealth champion :)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Another day, another match!
Sport is so frustrating, one day its all fine and going well, you can hardly put a shot wrongly, and then boom! All of a sudden the momentum that had been building the last 10 days stops and back tracks. Training has been going so well. Comfortable in position and with my abilities, a certain amount of belief was back, the knowledge that the shot would where it was meant to! The 10 ring! Grrr.
I know its not gone, its there lurking under there surface, waiting and so desperately wanting to return the open and show itself, my true self, the form I know I am capable of showing. At least writing these words I confirm at least 1 thing in my mind:
I want it so badly!
The success, the feeling of a good performance, of a great performance, of knowing my score before having to look, of being a champion.
We shall see how tomorrow goes and I promise this: I'll be doing the best I can and giving it all that I can.
It's been a strange 4 years, I wonder how the next 4 will stack up over time.
This is not my last blog post (maybe as current champion), but I do want to thank people for their support and love.
Thank you mum and dad, in many more ways than one I would not be here now or have achieved the things I have without you.
My sister hari, thank you for being there and putting up with me, and john, my official beer tester and surrogate drinker ;)
My fiance sheree, thank you also for putting up with my highs and lows, supporting me and being there in so many ways for me. My wtb :)
Thank to all my other family, adopted, co opted, arm twisted, bribed and everything else. Without my friends who put up with me and my ways I would truly lost - thank you.
Once again, enough talk, time for sleep and then more purposeful action in the morning.
Ps. Which side of the force do you think I should go for? Or is better? :)
Monday, October 11, 2010
stand by for lift of!
I'm looking forward to it. Training has gone well, I just wish I could have got my elbow sorted a bit more satisfactorily fixed n settled. Tried lots of differing options and its basically come down to dose up on paracetemol and ibuprofaen! Oh well.
Sorry no pics today, promises there will be many tomorrow!
Friday, October 08, 2010
Hopefully the settings have been changed so people can now leave comments if they wish! We'll soon see :)
Thursday, October 07, 2010
training on the 22 range
Anyway some pics of the range for now, more of the other ranges to follow. A pic of Jamie to prove he's arrived safe and sound ;)
An evening at the velodrome
Am interesting start to the evening as we tried to fond our way to the seating, we found ourselves on the field of play ( fop ) oops! So we took some pics and legged it!
The facility there looked prey good to our untrained eyes :) as with many things and many places here some finishing touches weren't quite finished. Still a nice cool venue and some action to watch, we even got on the big screen tv there! Awesome :)
Alas, sleep now as training tomorrow again. Hopefully it'll be more controlled :) will try to remember to get some pics!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
images of the opening ceremony
These are pics from my pov, so you can see the athletes view. I'll leave the actual ceremony to the papers and tv! I'm sure they are better then my phone can manage :)
A royal visit
Looking forward to the opening ceremony later, we have our ties now so uniform complete! Hopefully you'll see me waving to you all later :)
Friday, October 01, 2010
some random pics
an evening at the British high commission
Right, training tomorrow so better get back and ready :)