Side Street Style: Feeling Inspired at The Muller Anniversary Games, London

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31/07/2018

Feeling Inspired at The Muller Anniversary Games, London

Muller Anniversary Games


On Sunday the 22nd July John and I travelled across London to Stratford and the famous Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to take in a day of inspiring and world class Athletics at the Muller Anniversary Games. Having done sport my whole life this was a real highlight for me and something I had been looking forward to for the whole month. 

I would of loved to have had the chance to sat in this Stadium at the 2012 Olympics in London but as we all know the tickets were like gold-dust but what makes the annual Muller Anniversary Games so fantastic is how accessible it is to everyone. With tickets start at £10 you can be a spectator to some incredible sporting feats from the best in the world and it was only a 6 minute train from St Pancras or if you decide to drive in there is plenty of very reasonable priced parking. Being able to see first hand world champions such as Luvo Manyonga win the long jump was really something special.


Muller Anniversary Games


Despite it being very warm as the event landed over one of the UK's longest heatwaves the atmosphere was electric and this made for the perfect day out and it was great seeing so many families there as this is the perfect way to inspiring the next generation and get kids excited about sport. 

The Stadium itself was breathtaking and much bigger than I ever could of imagined and you really felt you are apart of something when your inside. You can also view nearly all of the events from wherever you are in the stadium and we had fantastic views of the high-jump, long-jump and hurdles events. 


100m Hurdles


Living in the UK certainly has it's perks and I always feel incredibly grateful that world class events like this happen here and are so easily accessible and affordable. Even if sport isn't really your thing you would be hard pressed to not be swept away in all the excitement of the day and this is certainly an event I would recommend. It falls over the summer holidays so makes for a great day out with the family and certainly one you won't forget for a longtime. 


Olympic Stadium


I'm looking forward to next year and taking my two boys with me as my eldest is starting to show an interest in running and I know something like this will only encourage that even more and hopefully inspire him to see that if you put the hard work in amazing things can happen. Plus as always London is such a vibrant place and  having the chance to spend a couple of hours in the Olympic Stadium was incredible.




Disclosure: We were invited to the Games by Mumsnet and British Athletics. All words and images are my own.

19 comments:

  1. What a great experience! I lived in a flat across the river from that stadium and watched it being built. Then I was thrilled to get tickets to go to the London 2012 Olympics. I'd love to return and see what it's all like now.

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    1. Oh wow I bet going to the Olympics was AMAZING!!

      Laura x

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  2. I had no idea the Muller Anniversary games existed but it's such a cool idea, like you said the Olympics tickets were gone like gold dust. We are so lucky having such amazing events within a reasonable distance of us, I know London is only an hour on the train for me so I am lucky too! xx

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    1. Yes it was a really fantastic event and happens annually and is a Diamond league event so the worlds best come out to compete and with tickets starting at £10 it's super reasonable

      Laura x

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  3. What a great idea! I didn't even know they did anniversary games but must be such an experience to get to revisit something that so many of us could only participate in through our screens.
    C x

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    1. I'm deffo going to go next year as it's so reasonable and such a fantastic event to see world class athletics

      Laura x

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  4. So many nice memories of that stadium - in particular the 2012 Paralympics which were fantastic - and more recently seeing the Rolling Stones!

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    1. Oh wow I can only imagine all of these events were AMAZING especially the Paralympics and Rolling Stones

      Laura

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  5. What a great day out! We love to watch the athletics

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    1. It was fantastic and super family friendly too

      Laura x

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  6. There is nothing quite like being their in the moment soaking up the atmosphere. We loved our first visit to the London Stadium

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    1. I agree, nothing like being there in person

      Laura x

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  7. That looks a really fun day out. It's so much more fun to see sporing events live.

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    1. It was so much fun and such an electric atmosphere

      Laura x

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  9. I love being in stadiums, the atmosphere always makes things more exciting

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    1. It really does make thing more exciting, was so much fun

      Laura x

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