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! 


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  1. what a great photo, love the trou dans le genou - and doesn't he look like Simon here.

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    1. I can't see the likeness to Simon but others do! I see my Dad in him from time to time.

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  2. Brilliant capture, I was never any good at hurdles. Long distance running was more my thing

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. He does cross country too but hurdles are what he is best at.

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  3. What a fantastic achievement and what an awesome photo!

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    1. Thank you - hopefully next year my photo will be him holding a medal!

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  4. Great action shot! Your timing was excellent :)

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    1. I do have a small confession to make - it was Simon who took the photo!

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  5. Awesome action shot and I hope he makes it next time Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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  6. Great photo! New leggings would be good although I didn't notice until you pointed it out!! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. They are definitely due especially when he told me he also has a hole in the backside but wears black pants so you can't see it! Boys! LOL

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  7. Fantastic photo! A great action shot!
    Well done x

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  8. Wonderful action shot. I wouldn't even know where to start at getting over a hurdle! Isn't it fashionable to have holes in the knees now? 😄 #MySundayPhoto

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  9. Look at him go and well done for trying so hard, I'm sure he'll be winning medals in no time :)
    #MySundayPhoto

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  10. Love the action shot and very well done to him. I think I would have to go under a hurdle rather than over x

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    1. I remember watching Badminton horse trials many years ago when a horse refused a fence, slipped and ended up in the ditch. Horse and rider then squeezed under fence and carried on. Apparently they had to rewrite the rules to say going under fences was not allowed!

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  11. Oh wow well done! Didn't even notice the hole until you mentioned it!

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  12. Amazing action shot! I didnt even notice that hole in the knee. Almost all .. well all of my son's pants has holes in the knees so this is normal to me haha.

    Sounds like a promising sports career in school!

    #mysundayphoto

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    1. In France most sport is done out of school with clubs on Wednesday afternoons, week day evenings and week-ends. They only get 2 school sports lessons a week.

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  13. Great action shot!

    I would love for you to link up to #SilentSunday too http://mummyconstant.com/silentsunday-6-march-2016/ :-)

    x

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    1. Thank you - if I do a "Silent" one I will.

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  14. Well done Tom! Great action shot too :-) #pointandshoot

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  15. Great action shot, love the look of determination on his face

    Mollyxxx

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  16. Wow he is incredible! What a shot! Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

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    1. Thank you, Aby - he did another competition this Sunday and did his best ever times for 50m, 50m hurdles and long jump - proud Mummy moment!

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