I’ve been in the car on the way to Slough (I must have been a naughty boy when i was a kid) and listening to the Olympic/Paralympic parade. I had to force back the tears. Even the hardest of cynics must surely have been bowled over with the last month’s sport.
This summer has been totally emotionally exhausting. I didn’t think it could get more inspiring than the Olympics but the Paralympics have taken that inspiration to a new high. If we can aspire to a fraction of the achievement levels of every single competitor we will be doing well.
In the meantime we as a nation deserve to bask in our own success. Drop that traditional British reserve and congratulate ourselves. Hip Hip Hooray :))