This Morning at Raby Bay…

December 13, 2009

This one’s for you Mum… may be -3C in NYC, but it’s bloody hot here!  More Pictures here…

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Maik’s Farewell…

October 24, 2009

A few training mates gathered to farewell Maik Petzold before he returned to Germany after a very successful World Cup Series.  More pictures here…


Ready to Race…

September 10, 2009

2.5km run + 1km swim + 2.5km run – be back in half an hour… It’s called an Aquathlon – but he had a different phrase for it!  There’s more pictures here.

 


Allez JB, Allez…

May 2, 2009


He’s racing in Noumea tomorrow – and I’m stuck here… Go buddy!


Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial…

March 1, 2009


He won the Junior event in 2007 and 2008 – but this time he was up against the big kids…  Detail?  The 1500 metre swim is never his best leg – can be pretty much a free-for-all.  He came out of the water in 42nd place – 1min 50secs down.  Swim time: 19min 38 secs.

He then produced the best 40km bike ride I’ve ever seen him do – 2nd best time for the day.  Bike time: 59min 45secs.  He entered Transition 2 just 15 seconds behind the leader – but this effort cost him plenty…  It was going to be a battle of attrition for the survivors of the 37 degrees celcius heat… 14 dropped out.

His average 10km run is around 31-32 minutes – and he’s had 2 sub 30’s in the last year – so he’s top class on the run – but not this time!  Last summer he was Brad Kahlefeldt’s training partner (in Aix les Bains, France) leading up to BK’s Olympic run in Beijing.  JB can generally stay with him or close – but Brad ran 31:03 (5 months after hip surgery!) and JB ran 36:13 – his worst time in 2.5 years.

So – Brad won in 1:50:13 from his Olympic partner Courtney Atkinson in 1:50:25 and then Dan Wilson (also AUS) in 1:50:51.  JB finished 20th in 1:55:37.  He’s happy – his coach is happy. 

More pictures on the Flickr site – go to the third page – find the seagull, and work backwards!


New Toys…

February 24, 2009


Road testing a new lens… and discovering that large white Canon ones also gain access to far better vantage points!  Focusing, with an attempted shallow depth of field, is still an issue – but results (so far) are on the Flickr page.  The race?  Oh yeah – he won it.


Photoshop Rescue…

December 9, 2008


I’m always pretty rough on myself with rubbish photographs… delete them permanently immediately after download from the camera.  The top one nearly went the same way – except that there was a rather nice family story lurking behind the crappy exposure…