“There are days when you come to the track and you are bollocksed, knackered, nothing in the body. But if you want it, you have to do the work.”
Sir Mo Farah had us all in awe on Friday when winning the 10,000m at the World Athletics Championships London 2017, completing a hat-trick of world 10,000m titles and running his fastest global championship 10,000. He's reported to have had stitches after the race and is now looking to overcome this injury so as to go on and win the 5000m next Saturday.Mo acknowledged that the race was very tough and required the performance of his life to win, "I just had to stay strong, believe in myself and think, 'I didn't work for nothing'. What an inspiration, not only for up and coming athletes but for us all, whatever our game.
“People take my calmness for weakness. If I was weak do you think I would have won? Don’t judge people by the cover.”
A quiet weekend for us racing wise but tomorrow we run three; first time out two-year-old filly 'Salire' heads to Ripon while 'Toboggan's Fire' and 'Chant' go to Carlisle where all seven races are contested exclusively by lady ridders, both professional and amateur. The video below was sent by a friend - I hope it gives you all a chuckle to round off the weekend.
Horses - I'm sure they spend a good bit of time ridiculing and laughing at us!