Great Britain’s Will Clarke blogs at Will-clarke.com about the past few months and awaits news of whether or not he will join the Brownlees on the 2012 London Olympic team.
Well, that’s it! the final Olympic qualification race has been and gone and I have to say it’s a massive relief to know that our work is done and it’s finally in the hands of the selectors. The British Team await their fates on Tuesday night and I’ve got a bottle of champaign chilling in the fridge for Liz Blatchford and myself plus our amazingly patient and committed partners. We’ll be celebrating going to the Olympic Games on home turf or we’ll be toasting new beginnings and new focuses.
It’s been quite a journey the past year or so. It’s been thrilling watching my other colleagues on their road and all the emotion that goes into this game. Some people come away ecstatic and others bitterly disappointed, whatever happens though it helps make you as a person that’s for sure. I’d like to congratulate everyone on their effort. It’s inspiring to watch and I’m really happy to share the feelings with everyone.
Since I last blogged which was just after Sydney World Series race where I was coming off an eighth place and a great start to the year. It only got more difficult from there on. Which if you ask me is to be expected if you take a step back and look at what we’re trying to do here! I spent two weeks back at home near Loughborough where we had non stop rubbish weather, I got a bit ill and for sure was getting very tired. It really didn’t set me up well for our second qualifying race in San Diego where I really struggled and finished 20th. We then had to fly back to Europe again which if you ask me gives you the worst jet lag possible. To race like a legend in Madrid was a tall order after racing in three massive races in three continents in such a short period of time… I can’t talk about my thoughts at the moment but I had very specific goals in Madrid which will fingers crossed put me in the best possible position for qualification for London Olympics.
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