More from Oz

A three week break and it was time for races 3 and 4. But first some pro cycling to see. The first 22 laps of the 5k park motor racing circuit, which goes around a lake in Albert Park, a bit like Hyde Park in London. As part of their training the Sky team rode 120k to...

National Cold Water Swimming Champs

2016 – Pete had a small list of micro-adventures.  Small achievable things to do over the year.  For 2017, the first of these was to compete in a national swimming championships – well, how hard could that be?  The task was to find a suitable event which...

Heat, pollution, and shark!

Greetings from down under where the BMC race season is now well under way following the year-end MelbourneMan warm up race. Ten days before the first race this year, Melbourne had its worst rainfall for a hundred years, nothing is small scale here. The result was that...

January benchmarks

What to do? A New Years dip or Park Run?  Why not both? Actually, there are two Park Runs. Why not both? So that was the plan.  Alison was keen for a couple of 5k runs as were Cat and Jane and Dave – Jane’s partner.  Strangely, the only enthusiasm for a...

Saltman: Winter Grit – Saltdean UK

Winter Grit is another event from the “Saltman” stable.  This Saltdean based outfit goes from strength to strength, now with an Australian franchise – see separate report. The 2015 inaugural edition of Winter Grit was marred by poor sea conditions...

Winter Grit: Melbourne Man, and cake

With the second edition of Melbourne Man coming soon, it was time to fly out early acclimatise following another excellent Saturday swim session with Brian. It was cool on my first ride, how dare it, and I needed arm warmers.The ride is always along local Beach Road,...

Albion in the community Santa Dash

With Pete and Alison (multisports) doing the Mince Pie 10, Hildi and LC were also in the mood for festive running, although a calf injury during yesterday’s marathon training meant Hildi was reduced to mainly walking. LC enjoyed running to catch up with...

Mince Pie 10 – or the Bonk verses the Yomp

This is one of those events which seem to pass folks by – at the fag end of the year when everyone is preoccupied with buying pressies and laying down a good winter coat of fat to be worked off early next month.  This was certainly the case with Pete and Alison,...

Cat – IM 70.3 Weymouth

Weymouth ironman 70.3 started with an air temperature of 6 degrees but a stunning sunrise over a near perfectly flat sea. The rolling-start with 70.3 and full ironman athletes starting at the same time looked amazing as I watched from the back(!) all the other...

Uckfield Tri – Alison, Rachel, Nick, Pete

Ah, Uckfield! A season finisher for Pete, a first for Rachel, a reminder to Nick how this triathlon thing works and an opportunity for Alison to cement her superiority in the pool. Pete & Alison are well acquainted with this race having taken part and marshalled...