Open Track Meet.
God, I was annoyed. Huge (I’m talking 5.0 m/s) headwind – with plenty of track and pit to turn things around, but they didn’t.
I was planning to run 100/200 and LJ. Ended up just doing 2 long jumps.
19’0.5″ and 18’8″
Into that wind and with zero lj in last 2 months, that is not too bad.
After having to wait my turn through 30 kids long jumping, I was annoyed. Then 15 girl’s heats of 100 convinced me I was not going to run anything else!
On a positive note, my 5 year old did his first ever track meet today.
LJ – 5’7″ – He is not used to having to hit the board. He had a foul that they measured at 7’7″, but he was slowing down big time to jump from the board.
100m – He did not quite know what to do. Gun went off and he asked me if he was supposed to run. Then he proceeded to tear off down the track, starting in lane 7 and finishing in lane 1. He also cut off one kid and then pushed a kid who was in his way while nearing the finish line! Due to the casualties, he finished 4th, despite giving a 5m head start and traveling an extra 10m 🙂 He loved it and was so proud of himself – so I’ve now created another athlete who will be in love with a sport that will never pay any money!