The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – A Tangible Legacy

The London Legacy Development Corporation, who have the job of turning the Olympic Park into a public park post-games, have released a tantalising artist’s impression of the Olympic Park as it might look in Spring 2014, when much of it will have opened to the public as a public park. Here’s a recent view, taken… Continue reading The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – A Tangible Legacy

Olympic Park T Minus 5

Here are some photos from the Olympic Park, on a sunny Sunday with just five days to go until the opening ceremony. If the sun stays around, it will be a lovely park to wander around in. The park is looking lovely: Some mysterious art here: Each set of recycling bins, throughout the park, include… Continue reading Olympic Park T Minus 5

Olympic Park coming Together

Final preparations are being made in the Olympic Park – barriers and diggers are moving away: …the flowers are coming to full bloom (no doubt helped by the excessive rain over the last few days): …the temporary sponsor pavilions, entrance gates, signposts and watchtowers are springing up (this is the fantastic looking Coca-Cola Pavilion by… Continue reading Olympic Park coming Together

Inside the Olympic Park

Here’s some new photos from the Olympic Park in east London. The main changes recently are: It’s the first time the Park feels like a park and not a building site! A more obvious entrance to the park is being created – Stratford Gate – consisting of a pair of large triangular gantries that people… Continue reading Inside the Olympic Park

New Olympic Park Map

Here’s an updated Olympic Park Map, an extract of which is above. This one is notable as it includes names for many of the bridges in the park. From north to south: Eton Manor Bridge Red Bridge Waterfall Bridge London Way Bridge Channelsea Crossing Halfway Bridge Spotty Bridge Water Polo Bridge Stratford Walk Aquatics Bridge… Continue reading New Olympic Park Map

Stratford City Race

Yesterday was the Stratford City orienteering race, organised and planned by Josh Jenner, with the map done by myself. The map was a real fiddle to do, requiring four site visits and many hours in front of the computer to build up the six mapped levels (the top half of the is shown above) but… Continue reading Stratford City Race

Five Level Orienteering – Stratford City Race

If you thought the Barbican’s three levels were tricky to orienteer through, then you haven’t seen anything yet – there will a race taking place in and around the Westfield Stratford City retail complex in east London, on Sunday 15 April. The race will be over five levels of the indoor shopping centre area, plus… Continue reading Five Level Orienteering – Stratford City Race

Games Maker

Yay! I finally heard today that I have been accepted as a volunteer for the Olympic Games in London this summer. It won’t be a particularly glamorous role – I’m not going to be the guy that hands Usain Bolt his towel on the finish line – but I should be within the Olympic Park… Continue reading Games Maker

Olympic Velodrome Test Event

I was at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park yesterday, for the opening evening of the UCI Track World Cup London stage, which was also a London Prepares test event for the forthcoming Olympics. As such, it was the first opportunity to get into the Velodrome to watch an competitive event. The only races taking… Continue reading Olympic Velodrome Test Event