To get to Par we had to have an early start, leaving school at 7:45!
The journey was ok but we were concerned how the weather was going to play out. When we got to the track we had some time to spare and did a warm up before we watched the first students compete in the hurdles. It was very windy and did not help us very much!
When my group went up it was still rather windy but I tried very hard and came joint third in my heat with Lizzy.
After that first event we had some time to spare as we waited to get ready for the long jump. Long jump was one if my favourite events but I had not practised properly for about a year. Though I was please that I came fourth in the overall and glad it was Rosie who beat me and came third.
After the long jump the weather began to take a turn for the worse. The wind became more and more cold and grey clouds threatened to break out in rain. We had an hour to kill before the shot putt which was spent mostly trying to stay warm and keep our bodies loose.
By the time we came to shot it was lunch time and it really began to get really windy and the rain became more and more frequent. We continued and persevered however and Lizzy managed to get second in shot and I another fourth place.
Once again we had a little time to do some things but concentrated on trying to stay warm. As we started javelin it bean to rain!
It was so heavy we hoped they would call it off but thankfully it died off and we were able to focus better. The javelins went everywhere but Lizzy secured first and I got third, much to my surprise.
The last event of the day was the 800m which we were dreading as the track was still wet and slippery. We were all very tired but gave it our all and Rosie managed to get a place in the top three. Lizzy and I though were struggling but we managed I complete the track together.
Despite the rain and cold it was a wonderful experience and good fun. I am very pleased for Rosie and to Lizzy, Eden and I who were in the top six. Well done to everybody else who competed on all sides.
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