A Day at The Commonwealth Games...
This month, the Commonwealth Games have been running on the Gold Coast, Australia. Jackson and I have been watching them 24/7 and the other day he surprised me with tickets to the athletics!
So we headed down to the Gold Coast at 9am. We knew that it was going to be super busy and that most of the roads around where we wanted to go would be closed, so we drove down to Loganlea train station where we parked for the day and got on the train to Nerang. It wasn't too busy to start off with even though we didn't get a seat on the train. It took about half an hour to get from Loganlea to Nerang, and then we got on a bus that took us straight to the stadium.
Once we got there it was about 12pm, and all we had to do was go through security and we were inside! We had a little look around at some of the stalls that they had set up but there wasn't that much there- heaps of expensive food and even a charging station. We were really eager to see where we were sitting so we went straight to our seats, even though we had two hours until the events started.
We actually had really good seats. They weren't undercover (the whole morning it looked like it was going to rain) so we went on another adventure to find raincoats.
After what felt like forever, athletes started to come out. We got to see nine events which were:
-Men's Javelin Final
-Women's High Jump Final
-Women's & Men's 4x100m Relay Final
-Women's & Men's 4x400m Relay Final
-Men's Triple Jump Final (Even though it was all the way on the other side of the stadium behind a lot of things, we couldn't really see a lot of it)
-Women's 5000m Final
-Men's 1500m Final
It was pretty intense once it got going. At one point they had the javelin, high jump, triple jump and a running event all going at once. Some of the most amazing things to see was definitely the Kenyan runners doing their thing. They are seriously incredible! They all stick together and talk to each other as they go along and eventually leave everyone in their dust.
We did unfortunately see the Australian, Melissa Breen fall down pretty badly on the last leg of the Women's 4x100m Relay final. She was the last runner and hit the ground pretty hard. :/
It was so much fun to go and see, which surprised me because I am not that big on sports. Jackson is slowly converting me, I already love watching basketball games and NRL games with him, especially because he tries his best to explain things to me in the simpliest way possible.