This week saw the last UK School Games in Sheffield, next year it will be known as “The School Games”. I don’t know the significance of this but I’m sure there is a really good explanation!
Well my preparation for this event has been up and down and my performance could be summed up in the same way. After the 2008 Olympics a reporter asked Craig Fallon why he had performed the way he did, surely he had spent 4 years preparing for his games, Craig replied that on the day he fought the best he could. It is only now that I fully understand what he meant by his reply. He didn’t mean that the performance he gave was his best, it was just the best he could manage on that particular day. This is how I feel about my UK School Games, I didn’t fight to a fraction of my ability but it was all I could do on that day. This is something I really need to understand and learn from. I always believe that when you can understand the reason then you can control the future outcomes.