Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Riding update

At the moment I am working towards a few RDA goals. It's easiest to split them down into disciplines so that's what I'm going to do!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

RDA Creative Writing Competition

Way back in February, I entered the RDA's first ever creative writing competition. You could choose to write a poem, letter or short story, and I went for a letter (500 words limit). I was in two minds of whether or not to share it, but the RDA have permission to share it if they want to and now I have heard that I was 'highly commended' (and got a fancy rosette!) I think the time is right!

So, here goes:

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Regional Athletics Champs 2017

Last weekend MJ and I headed to Chelmsford for the East Region Disability Athletics Championships, where we'd be racing in a number of wheelchair track events. This was our third year at the Championships and it was a fun day out again, with lots of new friends made and old friends seen again for the first time in a year!
I was entered into five events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m and 3000m. The 1500m kicked things off on the track.

Friday, 5 May 2017

GEAR10K 2017

It's taken me nearly a week to get round to writing about this, mostly because I'm very tired at the moment, and the event itself wasn't much fun, so it's been hard to gather my thoughts. Here is a potted version of what went on!
Prep! New odo fitted which took AGES because nothing worked.
Sticking to tradition, I went up to Norfolk the day before with my mum so we could stay nearby overnight - massively less stressful than having to travel far on the morning itself. Also sticking with tradition, we had a trip to Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre on the Saturday where we saw lots of lambs and loads of piglets, including some very sprightly little English Lop piglets!