With a lot going on in the last few days, I was delighted to be able to spend time meeting some of the best athletes in the world. I don’t get much time to myself at weekends due to work, so I am a very happy Robin having added loads of awesome items to my upcoming Commonwealth and Olympic themed charity auction which will start within seven days as Glasgow 2014 draws closer!
One thing Robin enjoys is meeting athletes, and I was delighted to bump into one of the nicest guys in sport Greg Rutherford who signed some items for auctioning, as did one of the fastest men in the world.. Yohan Blake, though he did seem rather distracted when he realised he was meeting me! I have some awesome signed photos
from The Beast which will be included in the auction this month! I can seriously say I was delighted to meet him.
Who else was about this weekend? Olympic Gold medal winners David Rudisha, Tomasz Majewski, Sally Pearson, Nesta Carter, Christian Taylor, Ashton Eaton, Allyson Felix and Keshorn Walcott as well as Paralympic stars David Weir, Jonnie Peacock, Brent Lakatos, Arnu Fourie, Richard Browne, Stef Reid, Kenny van Weeghel and upcoming star Will Smith.
Among the items I was working on to get signed over the week was one of my Children with Cancer UK vests which is only signed by Olympic and Paralympic medal winners. Christian Taylor was kind enough to pose with it, though the light seems to have messed with the photo a bit so you can’t see most of the signatures unless you squint, but here’s the close up I took when I got home.
It’s pretty awesome, even if I do say so myself, and will be auctioned ahead of the 2015 London Marathon as part of “Best of the Vest”.
Massive thanks go to Sandra Perkovic (London Discus Gold Medal) for donating two of her Croatia shirts for auction (one white, left, one red) and Beijing Silver Medal winnign High Jumper Blanka Vlasic who donated five bit of kit for me to auction including this awesome custom Adidas race shirt (look closely for the signature, its in blue)
There’s too many names to mention, but the goodies are currently being added to the auction list for that epic Commonwealth and Olympic auction and all will be revealed in due course :) There’s a couple of pics there from Kilty, Peacock, Browne and Rutherford to whet the tastebuds.
I’ll leave you with a two time Olympic Gold Medal winner, Jamaica’s Nesta Carter, I’ve got a signed 5×3 white card available when the auction starts.
Once again my thanks to all those who signed for me over the week, especially those I had several items for auction. There’s honestly too many of you to name here, but you’ll all be listed when the auction starts, so THANK YOU :)