Tuesday, 21 September 2010

All Go.......

The Kentucky Horse Park is a hive of activity, buildings appearing in front of our eyes, trucks coming in and out with supplies, and people buzzing around everywhere playing their part in the set up of this magnificent event. It is the most incredible place and with only a few days to go before the Games open, everyone is busy going about their daily routines whether it be competitors, volunteers or the great workforce preparing the site.
'Lock Down' tomorrow means that security becomes amazingly tight with no access for vehicles unless part of the organising team, so tomorrow is the first day of Team GBR shuttle transport from the hotel.
Rachel and Sarah have now arrived along with other crew members and Rob Jackson, getting here tonight after their long flight from Heathrow. Tomorrow sees Kelvin and Gavin arrive along with Annabelle.
Java is in fine spirits but the temperature is still upto 35 degrees, however tomorrow is supposed to bring thunder storms- I think I may sit in car all day after last years run in with the electricity from the sky and a copper drain pipe!!!!!!!!!!! As the guys back home know- I dont do thunder storms!!!!!!!!!
Everyone here ie the locals are fantasic and can not do enough for us constantly telling us how amazing it is that we have chosen their home town for this world class event.
It is also fantastic being part of TeamGBR. The support we have out here is incredible. Chef de Mission, Will Connell works so hard supported by his team and the Team GBR atmosphere is electric. Every day we are sent an update and sayings for the day, information of who is arriving and a medal tally- hopefully we will be the first to add to that!!!!!!
Stepping up the training pace today meant we did some canter work around the steeplchase course. The training track is fairly limited but adequate.
Anyway must go, I have homework to do!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck in your event. I'm glad people and horses are arriving safely. I'm looking forward to coming to watch WEG soon but I hope it cools off lol. It's been a very hot and dry summer in many parts of the US.