London Montage

Awe Inspiring ‘Super Saturday’ at London 2012 – The Athletics

I was one of those lucky enough to be successful in the first ballot for Olympics tickets.  I couldn’t believe my luck when the email arrived telling me that I had two tickets for the evening session at the Athletics on Saturday 4 August.

It seemed as though the day was never going to arrive but eventually it did.  My friend and I decided to treat ourselves to travelling to Stratford by boat.  We boarded at Tottenham Hale and disembarked a few hundred metres to the entrance to the Olympic Park.  Having gone through security at the entrance followed by quite a long walk, we arrived at the main part of the Olympic Park.

The Saturday 4 August evening session has been called ‘Super Saturday’ and I can confirm that description.  To see the inside of the stadium for the first time was awe-inspiring.  Our seats were at the Olympic Flame end and near to the Olympic Flag and Union Flag.  We had the perfect view for both field and track events.

During the evening we were privileged to see three gold medals won by Team GB.  We saw Jessica Ennis win the 800 metres to get her gold for the Heptathlon, Greg Rutherford get the gold for Long Jump and Mo Farah, the gold for the men’s 1000 metres.

The atmosphere in the stadium throughout the evening was incredible. I am certainly calling it the experience of a life-time.

Brenda Barwick