Social media geek and sports journo. Here are my athletics live blogs and also snippets from my time as a Press Operations Games Maker at London 2012.
Saturday 13th July, 12pm, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.
Today’s going to be a scorcher! Minute by minute updates in the box below.
Friday 12th July, 5pm, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.
Live minute by minute coverage in the box below
Here is my minute by minute live blog of the British Athletics Indoor Grand Prix, which took place at Birmingham NIA on the 16th February 2013. This featured great performances from Shara Proctor in the long jump, Helen Clitheroe in the women’s 3000m and returning Olympic hero Mo Farah in the men’s 3000m.
That’s it, 18 days I’ll never forget. Yesterday (the women’s handball final) was by far the highlight. Heidi Loke, International Handball Player of the Year, came over to me specifically for an interview, and that has to be the icing on the cake. What a legend she is, and well done to Gold Medallists Norway, and Silver Medallists Montenegro, who were fantastic in the tournament.
The Games are getting closer, and it just seems five minutes ago that I was at my interview at Warwick University, and now I’ve got my uniform, done my first test event and now the main event is just around the corner.
The test event was scary, but good scary. I was only there for one morning and worked at two of the Hockey games - Argentina women vs China women and GB women v Korea women. Both matches were really good; Argentina were awesome - I can see them getting Gold at the Games. It was scary when it came to doing my actual job of reporting but at least now I have an idea of what to expect. The Press Operations team I was working with were so helpful and made us feel comfortable. A big thanks to them.