Queen's Baton Relay

My life is all things running and to receive the privilege to Be A Runner in the Queens Baton Relay is an experience I will always remember and cherish. It was an absolute honour to be selected. 

I absolutely love all of the work I do with running and athletics from coaching to physio to education. These are all things that I am very passionate about because I get the opportunity to share my knowledge but more importantly share my love for running. 

When I received the Baton I was almost overcome with emotion; I just felt so proud to be a part of the Queens Baton Relay. Looking around and seeing family and friends in the crowd just made me feel so happy.  I carried the Baton for two and half minutes (video below), probably the slowest 200m I've ever done; I wish I would have taken longer. This is a memory I'll cherish forever, being able to carry the Baton the day before the Opening Ceremony in the City that I call home just made the experience extra special.

A massive thank you to everyone that came along to the streets of Palm Beach and an extra special thank you to Mieke Kassulke for the nomination. 

I look forward to the Commonwealth Games and to continue doing the work that I love! 

April 3rd, Day 99, Baton Bearer Number  42

April 3rd, Day 99, Baton Bearer Number  42

Blayne Arnold