Lucky number 983
Caroline (daughter #4) competed in Ironman Melbourne on March 24th.
An Ironman is not for the faint-hearted, comprising of a 3.8km swim; followed by a 180km bike ride; only to then finish by running a 42.2km marathon! She did very well by completing it in 10 hours 15 minutes and came 7th in her age group. Continue reading
The Race at the Heart of a Nation
There was an immediate buzz in the air when athletes Australia-wide heard the announcement of a new, world class, Ironman Triathlon event to be held in Melbourne – a city that is often called the sporting capital of the world.
An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the toughest endurance events that a human being can complete, consisting of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and finishing with a grueling 42km full marathon. Competitors have exactly seventeen hours to finish, to become an official Ironman, you must finish before the cut-off time, the event mantra, is “anything is possible.” Continue reading
From the Outback to the ‘G’
This year, I was asked to join daughters Gracie, Fiona and a friend, Susie Lyall, to compete as a team in The Coffee Club 10km run, an event run in conjunction with the Melbourne Marathon. When on the station outback, I loved watching AFL and often dreamed of somehow getting onto the ‘G’ — a feat difficult, if not impossible, for a girl who doesn’t play test cricket or AFL footy! Naturally, I grabbed at the chance, and Team Mums-on-the-Run was born! Continue reading