Sunday, 6 March 2016
My Sunday Photo - 6th March 2106
Last Sunday Tom took part in an athletics tournament up at Caen where he had qualified in the 50m hurdles (or haies = hedges, in French). There were 5 heats and the medal winners were the fastest 3 from any of the 5 heats. The faster qualifiers went in the earliest heats so as Tom was in heat 5 he (and we) knew, realistically, he stood very little chance of winning .... which he didn't. But, he has only just moved up to this age category and he is up against boys a year older and a lot bigger and more developed than him, so we were very proud that he qualified. Oh and the hurdles are higher now!
His athletics club was also really pleased with his performance. He has a good technique apparently (although I don't think that shows in this photo) and they have asked if he will do extra training with the older lads so that hopefully next year he will stand a really good chance of getting a medal.
One thing though - I think we need to buy him a new pair of running trousers sans un trou dans le genou (without a girt big hole in the knee!) in that case!