The ‘University of London Athletics Championships’ sounds pretty prestigious. But, RHUL were invited to compete and three of us thought – why not.
We were all expecting to come last, BUT WE DIDN’T.
Kanako did the 60m, came 4th in her heat so made it to the final. Kate did the 200m, came 5th in her heat and also made it to the final. Finally, to my surprise, I ended up coming third in the 3000m final and so bought home a bronze medal for RHUL.
I was thrilled with the unexpected result. I hope this motivates you all to just give something a go, even if you’re not too sure. You’ve got to be in it to win it.
Memorable moment: we weren’t too sure with how these things ran. We thought it would be first 3 places in each heat made it to the final (apparently not). A few hours after her race, Kanako was enjoying her nutella sandwich. Stuffing it into her face, the announcer called: Number 4, to the start line please. Womens’s 60m final. (That was Kanako).
Run to get faster, run to get fitter, run to feel happier.
(Note: I do not advise running whilst eating a sandwich. This was not ideal).
All the best,