St Catherine's Primary School in Sandyford, like probably most schools up and down the country, are covering the Olympics as one of their teaching topics. As I have been selected as one of the Olympic Torch Bearer's I was invited to talk to Miss Rutherford's Year 4 class about the Olympic Torch and what it is like to be a runner.
Once everyone got over the shock (and probable disappointment) that I was not Usain Bolt, I gave a brief introduction to how long I have been running and why I run. This was followed by a question and answer session after which we left the classroom for a run around the sports field.
Following some stretching and a couple of laps of the field we had some timed sprints followed by more stretches to warm down.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I know I did. So its a big thank you to Miss Rutherford and everyone in Year 4 for a great afternoon