The Müller Anniversary Games at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, London

On Sunday we headed to London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to watch the now iconic annual Müller Anniversary Games which have continued on our success in athletics from London 2012.

These games saw some of the very best athletes in the world head to the British capital to compete in the IAAF Diamond League track and field/athletics season.

I have to admit that sporting events we normally attend are football related, with our last being the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, so I was unsure what the atmosphere would be like.

Muller Anniversary Games

The Queen Elizabeth Stadium took centre stage at London 2012 and although it has been reduced in size since the Olympic Games it is still an impressive looking stadium and is still in regular use as it’s now home to West Ham United.

West Ham United

That said, the atmosphere was a lot different to a football match and it was a lot more family friendly, with Welsh sprinter, Iwan Thomas, commentating and taking us through the afternoon’s events.

Athletics has a really broad range of events to watch, with various distance runs and walks as well as long jump, high jump, pole vault, javelin and discus. We were busy cheering the British team along, but sadly apart from the Women’s Long Jump and the Men’s 3000 Metres Race Walk we didn’t see much medal success.

Muller Anniversary Games Running
London 2012 has definitely inspired many of today’s sporting superstars and continues to encourage kids of all ages to try new events.  For Isaac and Eliza, it still seems to be swimming that they love, but both seem to be particularly keen to try javelin and discus on our return home.  

Racing

The athletes are currently having a well-earned summer break but will be back competing at the Müller Grand Prix at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Saturday 18th August 2018, which also see’s Greg Rutherford’s final appearance in the long jump as he is retiring due to injury.

Pop over to www.britishathletics.org.uk to find out more and purchase tickets, it really is a fun day out for all the family

We were invited to the Muller Anniversary Games as guests of Mumsnet and British Athletics – I have been compensated for my time. 

15 thoughts on “The Müller Anniversary Games at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, London”

  1. I’ve just had it come up on my Facebook feed that 6 years ago today we were at the Olympic stadium to watch some of the summer olympics. I would love to go back and this sounds like a great event to attend, I would love to do this.

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  2. I went to the first anniversary games after the 2012 Olympics and it was such a great atmosphere and so great to see so many people interested in sports and not just the standard football, rugby etc. I especially loved watching the Paralympics as not only are they amazing sportsmen and women but they have such amazing backstories too

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  3. This looks like such an amazing experience. I was lucky enough to win tickets to the London Olympics in 2012 and found it fascinating, watching the sports. I’d love to be able to do the same with my children.

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  4. I’d to go see some proper athletic competitions like this! I saw some on tv and just loved watching it! Sounds like such a good day out too!

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