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Satellites, cricket, travel down under, and a ray in Wales.

There seemed to be quite a lot of challenges in Week 35’s posts. I failed the challenge of getting a post written, but Chris Bolton advised Learning from failure. The more it hurts the better you learn. I wish Chris luck

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Richard Overy shares another vintage photograph that he has found. This one of swimmers seems to be taken at a lido (I wonder if anyone recognises the place?) and is quite possibly a family snap. Swimming by Richard Overy.

Posted in family, photography, swimming

Sporting Summer Round Up

Hannah Chia, AKA Sporting Wag, returns after a short break with a week 43 post about the people who were at the centre of the great sporting moments of the the last few months. You do remember Summer don’t you?

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Olympics, reflections…and a remembrance

It was much harder than usual to choose the title for the Week 31 Weekly Blog Club summary. I will leave the post that made it so tough till the last, although it was not quite the last published during

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Going for Gold – patient coaching NHS to deliver top results

Gina A Alexander of Patient Opinion writes a guest post on the Ayrshire Health blog, mentioning Danny Boyle’s inclusion of the National Health Service in the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Her analogy of sports coaching with patient feedback to the NHS

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Young man in his bathing costume

Richard Overy has found a great image, probably dating to the early 1900s, to relate to the (entirely optional) Week 31 Weekly Blog Club theme of the Olympics (or sports). Young man in his bathing costume by Richard Overy.

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The Boat Race: Two Boats & One Idiot

Hannah Chia has, of course, written about the very eventful Oxford Cambridge Boat Race 2012 for Week 15. If you are a regular reader of ‘The Sporting Wag’ blog, you might have an inkling of how she regraded the swimmer

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Seeds, sports, stabilisers

Seeds, sports, stabilisers – and a bit of Northern Soul, plus more besides this week. We had the largest number of posts in a week so far with 22 contributed to Week 10. Several people wrote more than one: Hannah Chia

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On Competition. From the Sofa.

Hannah Chia’s second contribution to Week 10 of Weekly Blog Club reveals her (astonishing) shoe size. That is incidental to her sharing of a couple of sporting moments that she has enjoyed (cycling and running); and what she has learned

Posted in cycling, running, swimming