Today saw the heats of the 200m. It was very hot (about 35 degrees C) but managed to run a season’s best of 33.21sec. I was really pleased with my race and looking forward to next round on Saturday. A large number of our team are still poorly and some are still in hospital.

Mum, Dad, Harriet, William and Connor had lots of problems getting to the Olympic stadium as the transport strike was disrupting the Special Olympics transport system and the protests in the centre of Athens meant a lot of the roads were closed and with more people taking to the roads there was a lot of congestion. This meant that a journey of 45 minutes took almost 3 hours.

My 200m Heat.

It was nice to see Harriet on her 19th birthday but strange not being able to be with the family for the evenings celebrations.

Me in the Athens Olympic Stadium.

It took the family two hours to get back to there hotel avoiding the demonstrations outside the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square.

All the Special Olympic Volunteers have been great and even the bus drivers for the Special Olympic athletes have made sure we get to our events and we are not too distrupted by the strikes, we just have to plan extra time, this morning we were on the coach at 6.30am to get to the stadium!