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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Olympic Torch Relay

Today I made my way to Elm Park to watch the chairman of the Kings Cross Steelers, Tim Sullivan, run with the Olympic Torch. I was running late, because going on the District Line I had to wait for the fifth train to get to that station. I eventually got there 15 minutes after I intended, but was still early (even though it was a 15 minute walk to the actually running site).
There were about 40 of the Steelers there, which was great and we saw Tim run past all too quickly. What was unfortunate was that his mother, who was watching in a chair by the side, fell into the road as she tried to get a better look, just before he ran past. She is getting on a bit and so it could have been quite serious. She ended up missing him running past altogether while she was tended.
Half of us then went to a pub by Hornchurch station for a couple of drinks where we met Tim (he'd had to go back to the start and get his car). He was overrun with people asking to take picture with him in his white running outfit and Olympic Torch. It did get a bit ridiculous, as he ended up having about 40 photos taken and that's not counting the ones with us, but took it in his stride. He left after a while to go and see his mother in the hospital.

I was hoping that the guys were going to go to the Vauxhall Tavern, as I had been asked to meet Thain & Darren there. But, by the time I got back to Clapham it was 19:00 and so was too late.


Jeff said...

There sure are a lot of very good looking guys in London. Thanks for the pictures, it really brings the real scene home to us on this side of the pond.

Alex said...

And a lot of them play with or support the Steelers. Come visit. Watch a match and have a drink (or 12) with us.

Jeff said...

Mitt Romney is NOT an official of The United States. He is the presidential candidate of the Republican Party. He is an elitist He is using the fact the he ran the U.S. Olympics in 2004 for his campaign. Remember that Olympics was marred by widespread financial corruption. Most of his TV ads are full of half-truths or outright lies.

Please don't blame Americans for anything he says. He is just using his visit to your Country to look important so people will vote for him. 90% of his campaign ads are being funded by "shadow" entities outside of U.S. election laws.

Jeff said...

" NBCUniversal and its networks -- NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, and Telemundo -- set the record for most-watched television event in US history."

I already knew that because EVERYBODY here in the U.S. was talking about what a great job Great Britain had done. Thanks.

Jeff said...

He didn't even say goodbye.

Jeff said...

What's Alex been up to? Check it out:


Jeff said...

Those rowdy Brits!


Chris said...

Where's the next post? :-(

Jeff said...


I think this has become one the those "self-serve" blogs, so I guess that makes it your turn for the next post.