Athletics at the Oval

Drama Princess’ school had their interhouse athletics at the Oval today and I volunteered to help out on track side.  Arriving and walking onto the track immediately brought back memories of my own school athletics days.  The smell of the tartan track, kids singing on the stand, cheers for the runners, chants of “hou bene hou” (hold legs hold) during the long distance events and so many other little things one seem to forget when you don’t do it anymore.  One thing that has changed though is my age and that I realised once again halfway through my leg during the the parents / teachers relay.  I may just feel it tomorrow.