Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What is Crystal Palace?

Crystal Palace is a large park located about 7 miles South of central London. It takes its name from a large cast iron and glass structure (see photo) that was moved from the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London to Crystal Palace. It was destroyed by fire in 1936. The site has an amazing history and has been home to the first ever FA Cup Final in 1895, a prestige motor racing circuit and many other great activities. There is a railway station on site that connects with London and Croydon. For more history and a detailed plan see http://www.cocgb.dircon.co.uk/cry_pal_park.htm

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Relays and things

I see that the Guv'nor has launched the Real Official website. Doesn't it look goood? He has found out about me already and linked me in!! I had to do a bit of work harmonising the colours as he is SOooo fussy but what an honour, maybe he thinks that I will blow the whistle on him now and again and this is a bribe so that I am kept in order. Time will tell.

From a special correspondent:

It has been decided this week that the Relay for the World Championships 2009 will be of the mixed variety. This is one boy and one girl in each team with 20 teams to compete in a single day. This will be held the day after the Individual World Championships, Monday 17th August and shorten the WC programme by a day. If you want to get technical see UIPM rule: 1.10.3 Don't forget you read it here first and not a lot of people know about this!