September 25, 2010
After working with the great West Australian brand, Ryders Eyewear for 10+ years I am proud to inform that there is a commemorative pair of shades in their 2010/11 collection called the “Nitro” which “celebrates 10 years of speed”
The brand and it’s owner are from the same suburb as I grew up in and Neville has been a huge supporter from the start. He is one of many of my sponsors- Asics and Shotz are the others- who I will be with from the start to finish of my career.
Look for them in stores in the coming month…………………
September 21, 2010
Had a great two days in Kalgoorlie and got to speak at 5 schools and conduct some training clinics.
The response from kids, young adults, athletes, teachers and administrators was really positive and hopefully a few of the attendees will gain a tangible benefit and insight from the talk which they can take with them on the journey.
One of the big things in regional area’s is accessing information and support in area’s of specific interest to the children and offering them pathways or insights into how they can make their hopes and ambitions a reality. Opportunity and guidance is a much bigger restriction to great outcomes than capacity. There is boundless potential and I wish them all the best!
September 7, 2010
Thanks for checking in…unfortunately not great news!
The world’s on Sunday was a major disappointment…I had difficulty maintaining contact with the front group on the run, particularly the 1k downhill section (at 5%) on each 2,5k lap….steep downhill has always been a relative weakness with my height and after 2 laps the gap that I was losing downhill couldn’t be bridged on the uphill and I was gone from the lead pack at around 4.5k
There was then an uncomfortable realisation that, with 18 runners in the lead group, including all the best cyclists, my chances of improving on last year’s finish, or securing a top 10 result, were gone. That was tough and a horrible feeling realising that ambition and capacity were not lined up on this day. In the end, I simply resolved to continue on and respect the support and encouragement of family, friends and sponsors and finish the race.
Anyway, the world rolls on and back home now and belated Father’s day presents and work awaits!
September 1, 2010
Wow what a city!
Have been in Edinburgh three days and have to say when the sun is shining it is one of the most beautiful and enchanting places I have been! We caught the tail end of the “fringe” and “comedy” festival, including a great show and plenty of street entertainment. Jimmy and I are staying with the super hospitable Arnott and Heather Kidd and they have been really generous and helpful. Arnott is racing the 75-79 category Sunday and is in great shape weight for age!
It is really going to be a game of patience and endurance Sunday. I have never seen a course as hard as this and it is going to be a great challenge to see how my legs go…really the course is so brutal that I think it will be last man standing and a true champion will emerge Sunday! Thankfully today Jimmy was able to put out a spot fire as I complained of creaking in my bike climbing…….. turned out 2 of my chain ring bolts had fallen off and I was about to lose more….thankfully just in time or else it would be hard to race without a chain ring to push!
Anyway folks, thank for checking in and should be live streaming at www.triathlon.org Sunday from 10pm Australian Western time