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24hr Karting Loheac France

Loheac 24 hour Karting Race France.

I was lucky enough to get to participate in a 24 hour karting race in France in a town called Loheac a little while back, so I thought I’d upload a few pictures from the event.
This was a great experience with the guys from AWAS.
Now to be honest we weren’t great compared to the other teams and their drivers who seemed to have stepped out of the pro circuit compared to us. But where we missed out on lap times we made up in great crashes.

With numerous driver changes as well as tyre changes and fuel stops throughout the 24hrs it made for a quick 24 hours, but none the least tiring by the end.
It was a great weekend with plenty of great french company, food and of course wine(which helped soothe those sore ribs).

If you are in the area why not visit them. Check out their website http://www.askloheac.org/

 

The pre race track walk through

Pre Race Track Walk Continue reading

Sydney Half Marathon

The Sydney Marathon and Sydney Half Marathon along with the City to Surf are a couple of the great runs you can do in Sydney and make the most of the great weather and sights that we have in and around Sydney. If you are ever around at the time make sure you bring your runners.

Now it was a great day for a run except for the Sri Lankan dinner the night before around at a mates place. All I can say is that some of the spices and my stomach met for the very first time. Needless to say the next morning I did struggle to make it to the start line without the help of some incontinence pads. But when you know there is nothing left there is nothing left.

Below are a couple of shots from the half marathon that I took part in.

Sydney Half Marathon under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Half Marathon under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Half Marathon

Sydney Half Marathon

Sydney Tough Mudders

Well done to the mud mongrels (Ben, Nick, Marcus and myself) on finishing the 2012 Sydney Tough Mudders.
It was 20km’s of mud, river crossings, obstacles, high voltage challenges, but in the end, not enough to stop us.

Well done to all the guys.

Tough Mudder Challenge

Tough Mudder Sydney 2012

Well the Tough Mudder Challenge is finally coming to Australia on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2012.

For those not familiar with the concept check out this link http://toughmudder.com.au/

An excerpt from the their website gives you a bit of an idea, “Tough Mudder events are hardcore 20 km-long obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses and half a million inspiring participants, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world

This is something that i will need to do some serious training for, the course is about 20km long and they estimate about 3hrs to do. Maybe for the front runners in the special forces. I think I may have to grow a mo not only in november to keep up with this guys training. Wish me luck!


Mustache Man Training for Tough Mudder

New Zealand All Blacks vs Tonga Rugby World Cup

I just watched Australia’s, Channel 9’s Wide World of Sports (WWOS) coverage of the opening game of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. If this is indicative of the coverage they will be providing, it will be a disgrace and a blight on the worlds largest sporting event this year.

For a game delayed for over 3 hours, no opening ceremony coverage and an 80 minute game dragged out to 120 minutes with a third half of commercials added in. Added to that there was no half time analysis and the final 3 minutes of coverage after the whistle was dedicated to talking about the opening ceremony and after match interviews that we didn’t get to see.

If I was George Gregan or John Eales (two great wallaby world cup winners) who are special commentators for Channel 9 I would seriously be reevaluating my association with this channel.

The only positive to their coverage is that it can’t get any worse, or is that famous last words.

Channel 9 do us all a favour if this is what your coverage is going to be like and hand the broadcast rights over to the ABC.

Anyway a win to the All Blacks who got home over Tonga in a stuttery match 41 – 10.

The All Blacks were off to a quick start but failed to turn up for the second half which will be a bit of a headache for Graham Henry.

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