Got Olympic Fever? This Happyland Race Track is right up your street

Jessica Ennis's abs, abspiration, London 2012, Olympic Games

Jessica Ennis’s abs. Usain Bolt’s speedy legs. Chris Hoy’s thighs. Victoria Pendelton’s pretty face. Chad Le Clos’s hilarious dad, Bert. All things that we’ve been obsessing over, in the past two weeks.

Twitter, usually the home of idle banter about Mary Berry’s perfect baps on The Great British Bake Off (not those kind of baps, mind out of the gutter please) has been dominated by one topic of conversation.

People who usually have something called a “social life” (you remember it – back in the day, before you had kids, when you used to go to a place called “the pub” and drink “wine”? No?)  have been cancelling plans in favour of watching the Heptathalon or the Men’s 100m final on the telly box.

The entire country has experienced something known as national pride. We’ve wooped, we’ve cheered, we’ve patted ourselves on the back and said “We’re bloody good at dressage/rowing/gymnastics, aren’t we?”

What has caused this nationwide shift in attitude and behaviour? The London 2012 Olympic Games, of course. And why should us grown-ups be the only ones to enjoy a slice of the sporting action? I’ve fallen head-over-running-shoes for this HappyLand Race Track from Early Learning Centre. Currently half price at £10, it contains the race track, hurdles, a high jump, 3 HappyLand runners, 3 paralympians, a photographer, a podium and even a whistle to start the races with.

Imagine the hours of fun (“No, it’s my turn to be Jess Ennis! You can be Katarina Johnson-Thompson this time”) and the chance to get your little ones excited about sports before they’re even old enough to play them.

I’ll race you to Early Learning Centre. On your marks, get set, go!

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  1. runfastermummy
    August 9, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    I posted about Olympic fever today too. Not as witty and clever as this post granted, but olympic related never-the-less. We bought this happyland set last week, (I don’t think there is a happyland set they don’t have to be honest) but this is certainly the most played with at the moment, mainly because it’s new and they are bored with the others now apparently! but also because I am making them watch every event and role-playing with the set “and mummy wins the 200m sprint, oh and its a new world record.” (well a girl can dream) haha x

  2. HonestMum
    August 10, 2012 / 9:18 am

    Fab post and just look at Jessica’s abs!

  3. August 10, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, just look at her abs! She is awesome.
    Have also been obsessing over the Olympics, never before have I watched so much sport.. voluntarily!
    Just clicked through to ELC – did not buy the race track but did manage to spend almost £40 in 5 seconds on other ‘stuff’… Gold medal for me!

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