My Trip to Ireland
I am writing this letter to send my thanks for giving me the opportunity to go to Ireland and compete in the home international it was a fantastic experience. The journey was a very long one but I still enjoyed it. We travelled to Wales from Penrith which took quite a while; once we got there we went on a ferry that took us to Dublin. Whilst on the ferry I felt a bit sick but we had fun playing on the dance stage so it took my mind off it.
After arriving in Dublin we got on the coach once again for a shorter journey to our accommodation which wasn’t as nice as we had hoped but we all coped. The next morning after a decent nights sleep we made our way to the course which looked quite nice as it wasn’t too steep (perfect for me!)
I started to get a little nervous after I had seen all the girls I would have to run against. By the time it came to running I felt very excited and couldn’t wait to start, once we had set off I began feeling confident about how I could do. After a tough ascent I was more than ready to try and catch up on the lead that Rosie Stuart in 1st place had gained. Slowly I caught up but as I was getting within metres of her she kicked again and I found that there was just too much for me to try to do in the final stages. Once I had finished- even though I was quite sick,- I was so happy with my result, although I would have liked to win (as most people would) I was very proud that I had managed 2nd as I had set myself the aim of top 5.
The journey back was just as enjoyable as the rest of the trip, the whole experience had been very beneficial but most of all extremely FUN! Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity I think what you have done for me and many other people is fantastic.