On Wednesday 29th June I took 6 children – Clementine A, Elisabeth E-S, Jessica H, Conrad N, Erin O’C and Megan T. – to the ISA National Athletics. The conditions were not very favourable, with the wind and rain. Conrad was the first to race in the 600m, he warmed up in the indoor training area and then tried to keep warm in the rain. On the start of the gun Conrad took off to get to the front, as he did not want to get boxed in. The plan worked as he led the field and came home as ISA National Champion and the new ISA record holder. Jessica was next to race in the 150m and once again the weather was awful, she had a good lane draw and was very calm. As they came around the bend she was in the top three and in the last 40m Jessica powered ahead to take gold; another National Champion! The last race of the day was the year 4 girls relay, it stopped raining and the sun came out. We had a bad lane draw – Lane 1. The girls had practised their baton change overs relentlessly and in the race they were flawless. Unfortunately the bad lane draw and a slippery track just pushed a medal out of reach and they came 5th. The difference between 3rd and 5th was very tight and I think with spikes and a good lane they would have seen a medal. It was a fantastic day out and I know all of the children (and parents) had a brilliant time. A huge thank you to Marek for driving us safely there and back.