Mothers Day Treat, 7 May 2011
Mothers Day 2011 was extra special for this mother. Janie travelled to beautiful Busselton in WA to cheer on daughters, Alice, Caroline and Grace, in the Busselton Half Ironman 70.3 Series.
All three girls gave outstanding performances; good enough to gain each of them a coveted spot in the Triathlon World Championships in Las Vegas in September 2011! Alice had a podium finish with a fabulous second place in her age group, while Caroline’s blitzing run saw her finishing with the best time of the three girls. Was this because she had the Team Ashby support crew of Nick, Charli and Lilli Ashby, cheering her on? Gracie enjoyed the event even though her training in the leadup was marred by injury, however, with a great support network behind her, they got her going again just in time to be able to run the 21km at Busselton. Continue reading
Caroline conquers Busselton Half Ironman!
The venue was beautiful Busselton, south of Perth in Western Australia. The date was Saturday 4th May 2009, where Caroline, Daughter No.4, was about to perform her first Half Ironman. The preparation for this event involved the usual self-discipline and training that is required for such endurance events, however the circumstances differed for Caroline. Continue reading
BUSH KID TAKES ON HAWAII.
by Gini Gale
Who would’ve thought, this little urchin from the bush would be going to Hawaii? Living and experiencing the challenges the environment throws out living in the outback, seeing this life, you think she can deal with anything.
Not knowing that she has “School of the Air” and “Boarding School”, now you would think she could survive anything; but wait..there’s more. Continue reading