- The Commonwealth Games – A catch all thread about the sport
What’s everyone looking forward to then? What have you got tickets to? Who’s going to end up as Scotland’s poster boy/girl of the games?
I’m going to be up to see some
TronSquash and watch the road races next weekend. Looking forward to it, it’s been ages since I’ve been to Glasgow – and that was for a wedding so didn’t get much time in the city.
Womens Triathlon on in the background for me now, brutal as ever but the city’s looking great and Lucy Hall’s tried (and failed) to time trial off the front of the pack so there’s a bit of fight on the bike leg.Posted 5 years ago
Scottish 1-2-3 in the semis of the Mens 200m backstroke. First Games Record too. Not a bad start!
Sweetland and Stimpson stretching things on the run in the tri. This is making me wish I was sat in the park watching rather than waiting around in a stuffy office for meetings to finish.
I’m jealous of the athletics, many finals?Posted 5 years ago
Was at the velodrome for this morning’s session, was brilliant.
Para-cycling tandem match sprints – insane! So exciting.
Pedalled back to work in the sun afterwards, fantastic atmosphere throughout the city. Be great if the weather kept up.
Off to watch badminton on Saturday, aiming to see some of the marathon on Sunday, will try my utmost to slope off from work on Tuesday for the MTB, TT goes near where I live next Thursday so will be out watching that, then the big RR jamboree next Sunday.
Intae it!Posted 5 years ago
Warmer outside today – not often you can say that!
Last year’s national RR on the same course was brilliant because so many roads round the city centre were closed, so me and my eldest just rode round all over, meeting friends and stopping at various places.
St Vincent St (a long uphill drag) was good, the corner of Blythswood Sq, Montrose St (steep climb), Park Circus were all great. Didn’t go as far out as Byres road but apparently the atmosphere there going up Great George St was immense. Finish straight at the Green was packed but excellent; however a mate and his family were at the playpark next to the Templeton building just along from the Peoples’ Palace and realised that was a great place to be as it was a quiet spot with few barriers and a tight corner so they had some amazing pictures. Definitely planning to head out there at some point during the day.
Well worth watching from multiple places, the men do 13 laps I think.Posted 5 years ago
Oh dear, a second Welsh athlete’s been popped for doping violations:Posted 5 years ago
Team Wales 400m hurdler Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation.cbikeMember
Malawi get help from a LBS. Brilliant!Posted 5 years ago
Stunning ride earlier by Katie Archibald in the 3k pursuit, 3rd fastest in qualifying. She’ll be racing for bronze at 4.55 today. Brilliant stuff!
Also a great ride earlier by young Mark Stewart in the 4k pursuit, missed out on finals but fast enough for 11th in qualifying. Excellent young rider with a very bright future.Posted 5 years agobrukSubscriber
Got some tickets for the Judo finals tomorrow night. Bit of a flying visit back north as wife is working the weekend and so can’t stay for a few pints and reminiscing in a few old haunts 🙁
Should be good and want Euan Burton to clean up after his mixed fortunes in London.Posted 5 years ago
Been pretty good so far.
NZCol – Member
That tandem race was epic. Really enjoying the coverage. Love to see people achieving their goals.
There should be more tandem races with 3 or four riders on a bike to make it more interesting.
Yes, I enjoy the tandem racing more than the individual events.cuckooSubscriber
Been watching bits and bobs up to now. Enjoyed the triathlons and swimming so far.
Good to see the locals out supporting the events and I’ve even been doing my bit to support the games by sitting here stuffing my face with Tunnock’s (first packet I’ve bought in about 10 years) 🙂Posted 5 years agobrukSubscriber
Got back at 1 in the morning after leaving at 1 in the afternoon. But fantastic time in Glasgow, great atmosphere in the SECC and saw some great Judo.
Shame Matt Purssey couldn’t quite defeat the SA athlete or it would have been a clean sweep of the Golds for the home nations.
Highlight was definitely watching Euan Burton get his a gold and singing Flower of Scotland 3 times for three golds.Posted 5 years agotrailofdestructionMember
Also went to see the Judo last night at the SECC. Had a fantastic night.
Overall impressions from being there, a superb job, well done Glasgow. Everyone was really friendly, everything was well organised and thought out, transport links worked flawlessly, and even the rain held off until we got inside. The SECC was also officially the most secure building in Scotland, as the Gurkhas and Royal Marine Commandos were providing security back up duties. 😯 Nobody dared misbehave.
Highlight of the weekend was watching the confused face of my missus as she tried to translate Glaswegian, when asking directions from a bus driver 😆 😆
Shame we only got the one set of tickets, would’ve loved to have seen more.
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