Today at the Little Athletic State Relay Championships, Jacob and his team mates, won a bronze medal !!! They were competing in the U8-U11 4 x 800m relay. The boys ran so well, considering the conditions, the competition, and their own personal demons...(Jacob was in tears at the races start; our second runner J kept getting beaten by his female counterpart at all training sessions; and our final runner G has only just returned from an horrendous leg injury, where you can still see a big stitch that they left in his leg !!!)
I think 3rd in the state though, is an almighty achievement. Congratulations boys !
Here are a couple of snaps from today:
Brett and I trying to keep Jacob occupied before the race ! We got there at 9am, but he didn't run until nearly lunchtime !
This is Jacob after his race. Apart from a bit of a red face, who would know that he'd just run 800m ???
And finally, the medal presentation ! I have stickered the other boys faces for privacy reasons, but you can tell that Jacob is very happy !!!