Hi, it’s Greenygrey. There’s a sporting transition going on this week that we find quite greenygreyesque, with the Y of course linking us.
Jessica Ennis Olympics Homecoming
Olympics 2012 athletes have been enjoying homecomings this week, and we think this culminates today with heptathlete Jessica Ennis’s celebration in Sheffield. So we thought we’d ask Andy Wolfhol to commemorate the day with a little poem, what with him being a creator extraordinaire. And we’re glad we did, as he produced this masterpiece:
If Jessica Ennis
she’d probably win
playing with a rolling pin.
English Football Leagues Kick-Off
This is quickly followed by the beginning of the four major English football leagues this weekend. The big weekend is not as welcome as it is in a summer when there’s been no European Championships football and an Olympics, but we’re sure it’ll become enthralling again once underway.
Good luck for the season, and especially to Leeds United.
Jessica Ennis completed the Olympics 2012 heptathlon on Saturday night as she began it on Friday morning, reports Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, with an immaculate run to win another of the seven events. This time it was the 800 metres, following great runs in the 100 metres hurdles and 200 metres the day before. Ennis also reached her best in most of the field events, giving her a clear win in female athletics’ toughest event. To complete one of the most memorable hours in British sporting history, Greg Rutherford then won the long jump, and Mo Farah timed it to perfection to win the 10,000 metres. It was an hour British athletics fans will remember for the rest of their lives, and especially those at the stadium. And the Greenygrey was, as shown on the BBC…
The Greenygrey Was There
Jessica Ennis’s lead after 6 events positioned amongst the Greenygrey:
The Greenygrey seen from the air:
Running with Greenygrey. Ennis leads the heptathlon 800 metres event running alongside the Greenygrey:
Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams. Olympics 2012 is certainly hotting up, with Jessica Ennis setting the athletics alight for the UK crowd under a sunny sky on the first morning, with a 100 metres hurdles time that is a:
- British record.
- Best heptathlon time ever.
- Equals the winning time for the individual 100 metres hurdles in the last Olympics in Beijing.
The skies have been alternating between grey and blue all morning, so we’re not sure just how greenygrey the Olympic stadium was at the time.
Team GB Gold and Silver amongst the Greenygrey
There were cycling and shooting golds for Team GB on Day 6, but it was the canoeing that showed the greenygrey at its best.
Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott took gold in the canoe slalom C2 event, which had a lot of greenygrey interest from the start.
From above, the greenygrey looked as splendid as it does in mountain rapids, as Baillie and Stott prepared for their gold medal performance.
And the greenygrey was also there to guide them through the course to gold:
Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Tonight, Roy the Redeemer rescued England’s Euro 2012 with a masterful formation change and inspirational substitution, bringing Theo Walcott on to turn the game versus the valiant Swedes.
Jessica Ennis Olympics 2012 Image
Even before that, the British media were reporting that Britain’s Olympic heptathlon hope, Jessica Ennis, has had her image painted into a field so it will be seen by people flying into the UK.
And guess what colour the image on the green grass is? Yes, if you guessed grey you’d be right. Here’s the image: