Monday, August 16, 2010


Ok, a very brief rendition of the opening ceremonies, primarily focusing on Team NC.


Team North Carolina and OPENING CREMONIES.

Athletics TEAM DANCE

Hi All.. so, this is Bernie's Team Dance, performed by the entire athletics team, (Except Kristine, who was at Healthy Athelete, getting new glasses).

Opening Ceremony is next...
nothing like the start to come at the end eh..!!

BTW: We had a great after party at Gillian & Lara's Apt. a couple of weekend ago. There is also a DVD of all these clips in one location, contact me if you want one.

Glad all of you enjoyed this blog.

Regards, and love to all, Jim , Joanne & Gillian.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cesna Volunteer AirLift returns NC Athletes July, 24, 2010

Ok, finally posted, a week after the event.


Gillian is having a Post national Games Party to celebrate her accomplishments in Lincoln, August 7th.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cesna Airlift Return

A couple of shots by Bernie, our amazing Track coach...
of the Cesna Riding Athletes returning to RDU Airport, saturday noon.

Video ready to load this eve. I suspect...
More late..

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Last day of Competition - Thursday July 22nd, 2010

Wow, so Team NC started out with a Silver in the 4x100 Relay, at 9am. Gillian ran her 800 at 10:30 and it was getting hot out there. Topping off the day with the 1500, winning the silver at 3pm.

Video Clip here:
This is 8 minutes long, and a bit Low Res, but has the whole day in one clip.

Friday was a Travel day for Jim & Joanne, getting back so we could pick up Gillian at General Aviation at RDU Airport. Where the Cesna Airlift was bringing back part of the NC Teams, and coaches. Gillian's plane was the slowest of the 6 planes. Their trip was 4 hours, the others' were 3 hours. Gary called his mom from the plane, and said, "One of the other planes just passed us..!"

Clips of the landing, hopefully tomorrow.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Last Day for Team NC - Track & Field

Wow again, what a day. Too many medals to keep track of. Eventually there will be a list for all 12 of our amazing athletes. Coaches did amazing work, more on Bernies' strategy sessions with Gillian today to recover from her 800, and come back to come in Second in her 1500.

So... there's the sneak preview.

In the 4x100 relay this am, they got silver. Kristine did an amazing job of holding onto Ryan's fantastic start, passing to Samantha, who passed to Gillian to bring home the SILVER for the team.

Her 800, well, I will let tomorrow's Video speak on that. And her 1500, she paced exactly as Bernie and she discussed, and turned on the gas once again, to nail her run with another SILVER. So, Ms. Gillian comes home from 4 events with 3 SILVER medals clanging on her neck.

Tonights Video

Is an interview with Gillian from after her 400 time trail that she won, with almost the exact same time as her competition run. 1:16 and change, and she talks about the time trials for her 800 and 1500 that were the next day, on Tuesday, and which were streamed last night.


We fly out tomorrow at noon, I will attempt to edit some of today's events for tomorrow viewing, it's all in the laptop, and we have a 3 hr. layover on the way home, so stay tuned.

Link to Gillian's 400 and 800 meter Time Trials

Ok, so.. here are Gillian's 400 and 800 meter time Trial Runs from Monday.

so.. more clips later.