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 24/12/2005 
have a cool yule ...

It's been a terrific year with plenty of podium finishers for the CBD Team!

Well done to everyone in their individual pursuits and we look forward to even greater successes in 2006.

The shop is currently undergoing an amazing transformation ... pop in soon and check it out.

Stay safe over this festive season and we'll be back as soon as the plum pud' settles!

Cheers!
Anth & Crew

Posted: 24/12/2005


 19/12/2005 

Click here to read Grace's race report

Combining business and pleasure Grace McClure competed in the Laguna Phuket Triathlon whilst in Thailand back in November. Having concentrated on Olympic distance events this was a new experience for Grace finishing 13th female overall and 2nd in her age group. Congrats! Read on for Grace's report...

Wow Guys!I'm in Phuket Thailand after just racing my first "shorter type" race. When I say just I mean literally hours ago ... my nike zoom elites are decidedly much smellier and so am I for that matter as I sit in the hotel computer room with my pink giant bike dirty and gritty and race hardy waiting for me outside! I love this feeling after a race!

For me its about facing your fears, pushing the limits, seeing what your body and mind will do and where it will take you and getting to the very end and realizing that you can do it! It makes you believe you really can do anything ... I think this is especially so because in a race there are so many highs and lows, moments where you feel great, moments where you feel horrible, moments when you see people you know, moments when you see people you don't.

Read More >>

Posted: 19/12/2005


 15/12/2005 

Tameka Day - Third Win for the Season!

Tameka Day Race Updates

Hi All,

Well in Race 2 of the Victorian Gatorade Series at Elwood, our own Tameka had win number 3 for the season, but in strong local field didn't have it all her own way. NSW Institute of Sport athlete, Mel Ashton (a top 10 finisher this year at Hawaii ), Vanessa Hentschel, Bridgitte Officer and Tameka's training partner Belinda Harrison doing her first Elite Race, all provided extra competition for Tam today. With a solid first up swim, the 4 girls rode together on the bike and all got of on the run together. Bridgitte took it out very hard, but Tam soon reeled her in, and ended up winning the race by about a minute from Ashton and Officer with Hentschel in 4th.

Tameka's next race will be the Benalla twilight Triathlon on December 27th before she heads to Perth for 2 weeks of training in prep for the start of the National Series.

Also in some very late breaking news. Tameka just this morning has been signed by a European Triathlon Club for the European Summer Season (all expenses paid) and will be competing OS from May till November next year, this is a great result for a hard working athlete. Special thanks must go to big Stephane Van Der Bruggen, for helping set up the deal and breaking the language barriers.

Tameka is as usual working hard in prep for some very tough Australian Summer racing and I would like to thank you all for you support.

Cheers
Jarrod Evans
Head Coach, Geelong Operations
Tri-alliance, Australia

We will have more of Tameka's recent races online shortly.

Posted: 15/12/2005


 14/12/2005 

Click here to visit Swim For Your Life website

The Sunday Age Swim Challenge begins this Saturday 17th December 2005 with the Swim For Your Life event at Brighton.

Further information and online entry is available now at - www.cousinstravel.com.au/sfyl

Posted: 14/12/2005


 13/12/2005 

Click here to read Leon's race report

Now on holidays in sunny Queensland Leon Griffin has sent us a quick race report on his win at Canberra Half.

Enjoy the break Leon and look forward to seeing what you can pull out of the hat in 2006!

Click here to read Leon's report >>

Posted: 13/12/2005


 12/12/2005 
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Wham Bam Pow.

Leon "garbage guts" Griffin smashes them again, like batman handing out some Bat Biffo. Scorching up the Canberra course Leon won his second half ironman event for the season by over 8 minutes in the end.

Stay tuned for Leons update.
Same Bat time.
Same Bat channel

Full results now available on the Canberra Half Ironman website. Click here to view >>

Sparky Pix will soon have more images from Canberra Half online.Click here to view >>

Posted: 12/12/2005


 11/12/2005 

Click here to read Adam's race report

Following on from his recent success of a podium finish at the Shepparton Half-Ironman(2nd) Adam Conquest has won the Lindemans Coomealla Triathlon.

Adam's race report is now online:

Hi All,
Well I seem to be in the middle of a purple patch at present & after a 2nd at Shepparton 2 weeks ago on Sunday I broke through for a win at the Lindeman's Coomealla Triathlon. A fantastic result in front of family & friends that scored me some great airtime on the regional TV Channel 9:WIN & also in the local papers.

RACE REPORT:

Its been four years since I was last able to make the 550km drive from Melbourne to Mildura for the Coomealla Triathlon, with race clashes & work commitments making finding the time difficult. This year I'd earmarked the date early & was committed to going up to race and visiting my grandparents & relatives who run fruit blocks at Merbein, which is just a touch further along the Murray River from Mildura. Read more >>
Click here to visit Adam's Website >>

Posted: 11/12/2005


 08/12/2005 

Click here to read Redder's race report

Hard to believe that two months has passed since my trip to Hawaii. It was a fantastic trip made even better by the success of the athletes we proudly support.

In particular Craig Redman from Ulverstone in Tassie earnt the title of "World Champion" in the highly competitive Male 35-39 Age Group. Craig's race report is online now.

World Champs Race Report By Redders

Well, what can I say? I would like to say the race went perfectly to plan!but alas it is definitely one that will be etched into the "Redders, 20 Year Race Memory Bank" under the heading of "Unusual!"The Lead Up

In all my years of triathlon I have never had a more interrupted preparation for a big race. A combination of a new job with the Australian Sports Commission, family, sickness, injury and my father's battle with lymphoma. I struggled to link 2-3 consistent weeks together over the 3-4 months leading into the race. It was a battle, and to be honest not sure if I should have even got on the plane and headed to Honolulu. But I had made a commitment to myself and my family that this race was purely for dad and I was going to race with what ever fitness I had on the day! Luckily over the final 2-3 weeks I was starting to feel like I was running over the ground and not through it! Bike sessions were starting to come together and my swimming was looking like a solid 20min swim was quite possible.

The thing I love most about racing world champs and other "big peak" races is that on race day there is no excuse. Everybody knows the date they need to be ready to race and everybody on the start line has prepared specifically for that one race. That is why it is special to win at these races. With this in mind it was time to head to Hawaii and see where my fitness was really at. Read more >>

Posted: 08/12/2005


 06/12/2005 

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Last weekend the inaugural Sprint Adventure Racing National Championships took place in Lorne. With Adventure Racing surging ahead in popularity the race saw a mix of athletes from traditional sports such as triathlon (Peter Robertson), mountain-biking, running and surf ironman(Guy Andrews) battling it out with celebrities and sportspeople from various streams including former Olympians Kirstie Marshall(aerial skier), Garry Gullock(rower) and Bryan Thomas(kayak) as well as local legends such as Naantali Marshall(5 time winner of the Pier to Pub Swim). The events consisted of a total of four disciplines - swim, coasteer/run, ocean paddle and mountain bike with your versatility being tested over a challenging short course, and combined both first timers and well experienced athletes alike. With an option to compete in a team of two and four people this enabled many to make their first tentative step into this popular sport. Last weekend's entries comprised 342 entries of which 103 were Individual competitors, 11 Pairs and 228 Teams.

Congratulations to Delyth Lloyd, third in the Open (18-39) Female event and Sean Bruce, third in the 2.8km Beach Run.

Find out more about Adventure Racing at www.rapidascent.com.au

Posted: 06/12/2005


 01/12/2005 

Click here to read Mitch's report

Dear Gang,

Well, it happened! Actually, it didn't just happen...It took a lot of planning, 5+ years of training, the help of many sponsors and supporters and a lot of spent elbow grease...but I got my first win in Busselton on Sunday! I'll try not to make this a tome for the bookshelf...but it was pretty exciting...

Read Mitch's full post-race report on winning the Busselton Ironman!

Posted: 01/12/2005


 28/11/2005 
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Hi Gang,

Had an absolute ripper race in Busso on the weekend! Very exciting to win my first IM race...as you can see.

Swim: 57- super choppy and I was seven minutes down on the leaders
Bike: Loved it, really windy- just what I missed in Kona! Got the race record (sorry Conquest)
Run: Sub three- nailed my intervals for six weeks, worked a treat. I can't wait for next year!

Full race report to follow tomorrow!
cheers
Mitch

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Posted: 28/11/2005


 27/11/2005 

Click here to view Ironman WA website

Mighty Mitch Anderson has come out all guns blazing and totally tore the field apart to WIN the Busselton Ironman.

Mitch had an average swim by his standards, but once on his P3 set about to make up the deficit.... and then some.
Setting a new bike course record, sorry Adam, Mitch smoked through the field regaining the seven minute headstart he had given the other Pro athletes.

Leading off the bike with Luke McKenzie close behind Mitch stayed calm and focussed as Luke made the early move on the run only to pull out at the midway point. Meanwhile Mitch was playing "Pepe Le Pew" and just strolled into the lead.

Once in front it was time to celebrate with Mitch taking it easy in the closing stages to savour the victory.

David Meade finished strongly to Claim 9th and Matt Tippett faded after winning the swim and running in the top three for most of the day, finishing in 17th place. An excellent effort done by all who started the tough course at Busso.
Well done to Micko on your PB mate, and for knocking off Crudden!
Excellent effort De Kaiser, I'm sure you will win many more. The big Island awaits you next October.

Updates available at www.ironmanlive.com

Posted: 27/11/2005


 24/11/2005 

Click here to view Ironman WA website

Ironman Western Australia -Busselton. The final race of the 2005 Ironman season will be held this Sunday 27th November at Busselton in Western Australia.
The race starts at 6am (9am EST) and will finish at 11pm(2am Monday EST)

Four terrific competitors to keep an eye on throughout the day are CBD favourites:

Mitch Anderson- After a sensational year with 3rd place wins at both Ironman Australia(Forster) and Ironman Switzerland and placing 14th at Ironman Hawaii we are all eager to see if Mitch can top this in WA.

First out of the water at Forster Matt Tippett is another competitor to keep a keen eye on although there will be some tough competition vying for this honour.

Renowned for his running ability David Meade will also be tackling the 226km course this weekend. David is well known in Victoria where he has won the Shepparton Half Ironman five times!

On the Women's team watch out for Rebecca Preston. Rebecca won Ironman UK 2005 and finished in 11th spot at Hawaii. This could be her standout performance on Australian soil.

Best of luck to all four pro's and the plethora of CBD crew who love to grace the Ironman course.

Another Aussie favourite Ironman Live's Nick Munting is heading west to keep us all informed of the race progress. Follow Nick's commentary on www.ironmanlive.com

Some terrific news articles that appeared on www.ironmanlive.com recently:(click on the title below to view article)
Mitch Anderson to race in Busselton
Ironman Western Australia ! The Final Official Ironman Of 2005

Posted: 24/11/2005


 22/11/2005 

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NEW VICTORIAN RECORD, 19th November, 2005

CBD Cycles is very proud to announce Sarah Grahame set a new Victorian U17 5000m record with a time of 16:56.94 at interclub last Saturday. This bettered the previous record, set in 1986, of 16:57.4, and is an Australian AA qualifying time for the Junior World Cross-Country championships.

Sarah, one of the most committed and tenacious athletes in our stables, has already been selected in the Australian School Team for the World Schools XC Championship and is now moving into contention for the World Junior T&F and XC championships.

Sarah often wins her age group in the local tri events and is a real star of the future with whatever she chooses to do.

Sarah who is coached by Tony Benson of EPS has a new dedicated page on www.benson.com.au. See menu. This is a new page and soon you will be able to follow her story, as told by herself, as she competes in running and triathlon events.

Posted: 22/11/2005


 21/11/2005 

Click here to view more pics from Race 1 Gatorade 05-06 Series

Melbourne turned on perfect weather yesterday for the start of the Gatorade 2005-06 series.

With Mark Mathews of Sparky Pix racing it was up to Ben Connor to continue Mark's fine tradition of excellent event images.
You can see the results of Ben's efforts online now at www.sparkypix.com.

Further information and results online at - www.supersprint.com.au
Images from Race 1 Gatorade 2005-06 Series now online at - www.sparkypix.com

Posted: 21/11/2005


 20/11/2005 

Click here to view more pics from Shepp Half IM 05

Congratulations to everyone at the recent Shepparton Half Ironman at Kialla Lakes.

With 4 in the overall top ten male finishers (Adam Conquest, Andrew Leyden(also 1st AG 35-39), John Carey and Scott Foreman) and podium finishes in the Hexman(Steelo and Sara Steen) as well it was a fantastic day. Superb results by:

  • Adam Conquest- 2nd outright
  • Andrew Steel(2nd pro Hexman)
  • Andrew Leyden 1st AG 35-39M
  • Sara Steen (1st 25-29F Hexman)
  • Suzanne Alway 1st 25-29F
  • Sean Bruce 3rd AG 35-39M
  • Scott Foreman 2nd AG 35-39M
  • Neil Gilbert 1st AG
  • Rob Hill (3rd AG 40-44M)
  • Brett O'Neill 1st AG 45-49M)
  • Greer Sansom 2nd 35-39F)
  • Josh White (1st 18-24AG)

Christopher Allan,Karen Anderson, Kate Appleton, Philip Barrett, Steve Bridges, John Carey, Kent Cuthbert,Michael Dawson, Michael Fawcett, Stephen Field, Ben Griffin, Jarrod Holcombe, Cameron Hollingworth, Mark Komarnycki, Paul Middleton, Dennis Rafferty, Grace McClure, Paul Middleton, Rick Osler, Mark Robinson, Frank Rog, Nerissa Stafford, Craig Steen (it will happen), Wayth Trout and Sean Young.

Further information and results online at - www.sheppartonhalfironman.com
Great sporting event pics online now at - www.sparkypix.com

Posted: 20/11/2005


 19/11/2005 

Click here to visit the Noosa Tri's Website

Congratulations to all competitors of the Noosa Multisport Festival/Elysium Noosa Triathlon.

CBD Cycles was well represented with a fantastic group of athletes who excelled as always.

Highlights of the day include:

  • Leon Griffin (2nd outright in a sprint finish)
  • Mitch Dean (7th)
  • Andrew Leyden - 1st AG
  • Katherine O'Hara - 2nd AG
  • Suzanne Alway - 3rd AG
  • Paul Chow - 3rd AG
  • Nadelle Legge (5km bolt), Adam Conquest, Troy Hoskin, Norm Clarke, Fiona Mathews, Mark Mathews, Steve Davis, Jarrett Morgan, Kate Appleton, Kent Cuthbert, Mark Crudden and Katelyn Orton
Vanessa Hentschel ..and a cast of others.
Sorry I havn't looked at the results, just doing this from memory.
- Anth

Further information is available now at - www.usmevents.com.au

Posted: 19/11/2005


 17/11/2005 

Click here to visit Super Sprint's website

The first race of the 05/06 Gatorade Season will be held this Sunday 20th November at St Kilda. The race itself comprises 500 swim, 20km bike and 5km run.

As a proud sponsor of this popular series CBD Cycles will have a tent set up during registration on Saturday as well as on raceday. On Saturday the stall will be open from 12-4pm and will be well stocked with essential race items such as the full range of ORCA wetsuits, ORCA clothing, Rudy Project sunglasses, Limar helmets, goggles and various bike accessories.

Further information and online entry is available now at - www.supersprint.com.au

Posted: 17/11/2005


 13/11/2005 

Read Antony's full race review here

Congrats to Antony Rickards on a superb effort in Hawaii this year. All the more impressive following on from his age-group win in the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Newcastle just two weeks prior to Kona. Here's Antony's post-race review:

It's a beautiful day in Kona.....this was the catch cry for the house we stayed in leading up to the ironman. The manager of our property, Tommy, would always answer his phone with this line, so we adopted it. This was the perfect description of every day of the 2 weeks we were there, especially race day which were rare conditions for Hawaii.

Skinny;
Swim 1:02:43 Bike 4:55:01(pb) Run 3:06:36(pb) Overall 9:12:27(pb)
10th in 30-34 age-group,
80th Overall,
11th Aussie
Very happy!...Read More >>

Posted: 13/11/2005


 12/11/2005 

Visit the Women's Cycling Website now.

On 26th November the Women's Cycling website -www.womenscycling.com.au will be launched.

This site has been developed to encourage every woman to experience the buzz of riding more often and will include useful information, a directory of cycling events and information on bicycle user groups and clubs. The site will also have a chat room for women to share experiences, gain practical tips and find riding buddies.

The launch will take place on Saturday 26th November at 9am in Elwood. All welcome, please RSVP by Tuesday 22 November. (See invite below)

Click here to view the Women's Cycling Website Launch Invitation >>
Click here to view the Women's Cycling Launch Postcard >>
Visit the Women's Cycling website here - www.womenscycling.com.au >>

Posted: 12/11/2005


 11/11/2005 

Click here to read Jan's post race wrap-up

Hello Gorgeous friends at CBD....
Here's the (very) late x-terra report....
Hope all is well - talk soon.
Peace & Love
:) Aunty Jan

"Well, yes, x-terra lived up to all the expectations!. It was hard, hot & hilly ... I know (the 3H thing happened again!!) Plus happy!.there's another one!To put it in a nutshell ... this was the hardest race they could possibly put on the available course ... which, incidentally was the beautiful Makena Beach, Maui, in the grounds of the Maui Prince Hotel!.

Here are the highlights!Compulsory pre-race briefing was informative, casual and very entertaining!.Mr x-terra himself conducted the proceedings and he made us feel very comfortable about competing in "his race"!..made us laugh and made us want him to be 'our dad"!.. !..we were now very much feeling a part of the x-terra family!... Read more >>

Posted: 11/11/2005


 10/11/2005 

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Cousins Travel are hosting an Information Evening on their upcoming 2006 Small Group Cycling Tours. This event will take place next Wednesday 16 November from 6:30pm.

Information will be available on upcoming tours such as the popular Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and new tours including trips to Spain and Greece.

Further information is available on the Cousins website. RSVP Gina on 03 9824 2333 or gina@cousinstravel.com.au

Posted: 10/11/2005


 09/11/2005 
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Congratulations to Fluid Movements / CBD / MTC athlete Hartmut Schacker in Germany at Race Bocholt, Germany (500m / 20km / 5km).
7th Overall and 2nd in his agegroup. Fantastic effort Harmut!

Posted: 09/11/2005


 08/11/2005 

Click here to read Neil's full IM Korea review

Neil Gilbert sent us some great shots of Jodie, Grace & Lisa at IM Korea in August. Neil followed up with his own review of the race and a few more images. Terrific race result too!

Korean Ironman 2005 ... an interesting and enjoyable experience

Well Anthony, you asked for a race report. How can I come even close to Grace's report. I cannot, and I must say I felt the pain and joy of her excellent report from the heart.

A week before the race I wondered if I was in the right place for the race. There was hardly a competitor around and the locals seemed oblivious to what was to come just a week on. What struck me was the honesty and politeness of the locals; you can leave stuff anywhere and expect it to be still there hours later......Read more >>

Posted: 08/11/2005


 07/11/2005 

Click here to read Antony's full Duathlon review

Just two weeks before tackling IM Hawaii Antony Rickards competed in the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Newcastle finishing 1st in the 30-34 age group! Superb effort Ant!

The trip to Newcastle for the 2005 World Duathlon Champs was planned as a very low key event as the main focus of the winter has been to prepare for the Hawaii Ironman. A solid race hitout 3 weeks prior was the perfect tune up.

We arrived in newcastle on Thursday to perfect weather and were staying with good friend Chris Gippel in Stockton. The race was on Saturday and after a 3 day taper from ironman training I was feeling pretty good.

The 30-34 age group was off first at 7am in perfect conditions...Read more >>

Posted: 07/11/2005


 04/11/2005 

Click here to read Mitch's full Hawaii review

Dear Gang,

Sorry for the delay on reporting from Kona...but here is the skinny and fat. Late, but considerably improved production value. Sorry for filling your inbox.

SKINNY:
swim: 58m- Barry Crocker, I missed the bunch, but swam with Shorto comfortably.
bike: 4h 27m- 4th Fastest for the day...felt easy!
run: 3h 7m- ran strong for 25km, then slowed for a bit, and came good. Fastest run in Hawaii.
Overall- 14th place 8h 37m. Happy, but not stoked with the overall result.

FAT: Hawaii has certainly been a happy hunting ground for me over the last 4 years...Read more >>

Posted: 04/11/2005


 03/11/2005 

Click here to visit Super Sprint's website

"04/05 SERIES WRAP UP (as featured in the Australian Triathlete Magazine - April/May edition)
"The Brooks Triathlon Series (run in conjunction with the Gatorade Series) was action packed in its 15th season with, record fields, new registration system, transition footbath, nail biting finishes, and the introduction of 10year age-group categories for Brooks competitors. The popularity of the series broke the 10,000-athlete barrier for the first year ever and proves that triathlon participation is strong in Victoria! Source: Website - Super Sprint Promotions

Brooks Fun Tri Series 2005/2006 Dates

  • Race 1 - St Kilda - November 20th 2005 (150m/5km/1.5km)
  • Race 2 - Elwood - December 11th 2005 (200m/8km/2km)
  • Race 3 - Sandringham - January 15th 2006 (250m/8km/2.5km)
  • Race 4 - Portarlington - February 5th 2006 (300m/10km/3km)
  • Race 5 - Elwood - February 19th 2006 (300m/10km/3km)
  • Race 6 - Geelong - Australian Triathlon Championships - April 16th 2006 (400m/16km/4km)

Further information and online entry is available now at - www.supersprint.com.au

CBD Cycles is proud to once again sponsor this popular "fun" series

Posted: 03/11/2005


 02/11/2005 

Click here to read Ry's full Hawaii review

A big Hawaiian Aloha to all back in Oz!
Oh that's right I am back home as well. You idiot, get a grip. Hmmm, the humour button doesn't seem to be working on this machine so I will skip straight to the race report - Good idea says Anth.

Doing the double - Rylando style

Before I say anything else, my first Hawaiian Ironman was one of the most enjoyable days racing I have ever had. Perfect conditions I hear you muttering (yes they certainly were), but it was more than that. Thankfully my 12 week crash course to Hawaii included half a dozen 180km efforts down to Portsea and back in all kinds of weather with a bunch of lads who laugh in the face of adversity and push on amidst inclemency (you know who you are). Oh and who in their right mind would not only let me race but also train on their pride and joy in these kind of conditions?....

Read more of Ry Garnett's report on the double - Ironman & Xterra Hawaii! >>

Posted: 02/11/2005


 29/10/2005 

Click here to visit Super Sprint's website

"The 04/05 Gatorade Triathlon Series was action packed in its 15th season with, record fields, new registration system, transition footbath and nail biting finishes. The series took the racing to new levels and competition of the athletes was better than ever. The popularity of the series broke the 10,000-athlete barrier for the first year ever and proves that triathlon participation is strong in Victoria!" Source: Website - Super Sprint Promotions

The 05/06 season which kicks off on 20th November looks set to be even bigger and better than last year.

  • Race 1 - St Kilda - November 20th 2005 (500m/20km/5km)
  • Race 2 - Elwood - December 11th 2005 (500m/20km/5km)
  • Race 3 - Sandringham - January 15th 2006 (750m/20km/5km)
  • Race 4 - Portarlington - February 5th 2006 (800m/26km/8km)
  • Race 5 - Elwood - February 19th 2006 (600m/20km/6km)
  • Race 6 - Geelong - Australian Triathlon Championships - April 16th 2006 (1500m/40km/10km)

Further information and online entry is available now at - www.supersprint.com.au

CBD Cycles is proud to once again sponsor Melbourne's most popular series

Posted: 29/10/2005


 28/10/2005 

Click here to read Jo's full Hawaii review

Hi folks

We're BACK!

I have almost lost my voice but thankfully the annoying fatigue-induced tick in my left eyelid has momentarily ceased.

Had THE BEST TIME over there, both Honolulu and Kona were amazing and we managed to cram an enormous amount of sightseeing and sunbaking and swimming in.

In brief : we met some fantastic people at the world triathlon champs who travelled with us to Kona and have quickly become great friends...

Read more of Jo Chapman's experiences in Hawaii >>

Posted: 28/10/2005


 27/10/2005 

Click here to visit Swim For Your Life website

The Sunday Age Swim Challenge kicks off on Saturday 17th December 2005 with the Swim For Your Life event at Brighton.

Competitors have a choice of 2 distances ( 4km and 1.2km) with an additional option to compete in both events.

Further information and online entry is available now at - www.cousinstravel.com.au/sfyl

Swim For Your Life proudly supports the Health and Wellbeing after Breast Cancer Study

Posted: 27/10/2005


 26/10/2005 

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Congrats to Del Lloyd on winning the Individual Womens place in the recent SnowyHydro Upper Murray Challenge

Del's Race review follows:
Hi All

Just back from UMC, quick update for you!

Had an absolutely awesome day ... Rode hard and fast chasing guys all the way, coming back 10 mins ahead of the 2nd placed female. Then survived the kayak down the flooded Swampy plains river - still clinging on to the lead. Litteraly clinging on; a swim would have been game over for me! There were rumors of an Ivanhoe Northcote boat wedged beneath the trees, and I saw one guy running down the bank to the transition with his paddle in hand having abandoned his boat!. Despite spending a few uncomfortable minutes dancing around in T2 whilst the chasing female came through, and my beloved support crew retrieved all my clothes, shoes (and food for the 3hr run!) from the car, I eventually got some shoes & socks on and raced off to tackle Mt Elliot. Again, a physical and mental challenge like no other, it wasn't until a few km to go that I realized that there might be a chance of a win. Somehow I found a new pair of legs for the final undulations and ran hard to recover my lead with 200m to go! Still can't believe it happened!

There was a great Melbourne crowd up there, thanks CBD and everyone for your support.

Delyth Lloyd

Further information, results and race reports available at the UMC website.

Posted: 26/10/2005