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what events were you good/bad at? did you hate it?
Me and a friend won the 3 legged race by a country mile.
This only increased my self-loathing and hatred of primary school.
At secondary school I was a solid 4th/5th place finish in 100m and 200m sprint.
it seemed like 400m but in reality it was probably about 30m.
at secondary school i couldnt be bothered to do anything.
think it was one for the kids who couldn't run straight.
probably involved putting balls in a basket or something.
but I think only because I was taller than most other kids.
I could also do shotput pretty well which I used to think made the girls think I was strong.
So in primary school I was reasonably good at the hula hooping, beanbag throwing type of events.
At secondary school I tended to sign up for whatever event my house still needed competitors for when all the good people had picked their events, on the basis at if I competed and came last we'd still pick up more points than having no one enter. Which meant I did the least popular sports, usually shot put or the high jump. I became ok at high jump in the end.
appalling at all sports. However, I once got through to the District Sports Championship in long jump, because only two people from my school entered it.
At secondary school we were forced to enter at least one event, so I always used to pick javelin. Throw it once (badly) then you get to sit on the school field all afternoon in the sunshine, lovely.
Then I went to big school and bossed everyone, but lost at the regional thing cos everyone else had running spikes and I had Hi-Tecs. Best year: 1st in 100m, 200m, form relay and 2nd in long jump and triple jump. Won the whole bloody thing.
I'm only 5'8 but even at fifteen my legs had the circumferences of great oaks. I can't get any trousers that successfully reconcile their length and width. Anyone else just too damn athletic/short arsed for their own good?
Denied a record fourth win by a calamitous trouser leg incident.
In Year 9 I caused widespread shock by winning the 400 m. Like seriously, no one cheered. There was a deathly hush as everyone sat there in shock. It was like aliens had landed or something