This week rounded off with the second instalment of class assessments on the 'Birth of Modernisation in Sport'. Two tasks in the first 3 weeks. The program directors don't muck around! Also had guest lectures from Nick Bitel, Chief Executive of the London Marathon and Jenny Green/James Fuller from UK Anti-Doping.
Students Alex Cabot, Rob Swain and I have founded the 'FIFA Master 12th Edition football team' and as a result, our first fixture will be an outdoor 6-a-side tournament scheduled for this weekend. Will be good to see the talent of the local Leicester community and pitch ourselves against a number of DMU students.
FUN FACT: The 1st October was the hottest day on record for Leicester in 2011. Peaking at 27C, I wouldn't like to know how mild their summer has been. Regardless, there are reports that by the end of the month, it will already be snowing. What a turnaround.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "If it takes 10 to kill me, I'll take 9"...Legendary British cyclist Tommy Simpson who tragically died during Stage 13 of the Tour de France in 1967.