Coming right off the back of Animations, the Queen's Baton Relay was a massive festival of sport on the Olympic Park. I was project managing with Serious and working closely with the delightful Sara Doctors from the park events team.
The event was built around the Queen's Baton, which was coming to the end of its grand tour of Commonwealth countries before arriving in Glasgow, and also involved the launch of a three-year programme to encourage locals to get fit and use the park facilities. This is all part of the Olympic's legacy agenda - about which, I have to say, I was initially sceptical. But the LLDC, the people now responsible for the park's development, have converted the park into a beautiful and extraordinary place, and are doing lots to encourage people onto it. Hell, most of my summer was spent there.
So the Baton was to arrive early in the morning and be carried round the park by its bearers. And while this was happening over 50 sporting activities would be taking place across the whole park which ordinary folk could try out - cricket, hockey, rowing, boxing, yoga, squash, tennis, you name it.
It was a monster event to organise in two months: lots of sporting bodies and community groups taking part, lots of production and logistics, lots of health and safety, lots of extra content to programme - food, activities, comperes - lots of partner liaison, with the added complication of VIP baton bearers and the baton security operation. The run-up was frantic, with many wearying walkrounds - the park is huge! - but the day passed off brilliantly and left a wake of happy punters and park staff.
Hurrah. And phew.