Greenwich – Awash With Challenges

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Hyde Park | More Suitable It’s no secret that the ticketing policy for London 2012 has been wholly unpopular, across all the sporting disciplines, and I have previously expressed my opinion that the venue chosen for the eventing, Greenwich Park, is unsuitable due to the pint-size nature of the venue and therefore it’s ability to satisfy anywhere…

London 2012: Cross Country Course – Peter Pan Pirate Ships

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PETER PAN Did you know there’s a Peter Pan statue in Hyde Park (or rather Kensington Gardens to be precise), and apparently there’s quite a tie-up with Hyde Park in the origins of this novel. ‘Legend’ has it Peter Pan sailed on an old birds nest across the serpentine escaping the small island there. This is…

London 2012: Cross Country Course – The Reformers’ Tree

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I just love big trees, there’s something majestic about a living thing that has been around for centuries, sometimes millennia. Here’s one of my favourite old trees that I pass everyday, and before you start thinking “he’s off his trolley and become a tree hugging hippie”, it this tree that has proved, in part, the inspiration for this…

London 2012: Cross Country Course – Hyde Park Course Map

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Hyde Park | The London Alternative If you’ve been following my posts, you’ll know that Greenwich Park isn’t my preferred location for holding the London 2012 Olympic 3 Day Event. Whilst I believe Windsor Great Park is the most suitable location, I really like the idea of holding the event in the centre of London,…

London 2012: Cross Country Course – The Airport

London has two of the busiest airports in the world, Heathrow & Gatwick. Heathrow apparently handles more international travellers than any other airport, you only have to drive down the M4 motorway, glance up and you will see at least one aircraft coming in any another leaving. Gatwick claims to have the busiest single runway…