Cycling round in circles

SO this weekend saw … yep you guessed it - more sport. And yep more cycling. Bug bitten! It was advertised by Victoria Cycling that there was a taster session with Belinda Goss in the velodrome in Melbourne. Kat being in love with the bike at the moment decided to give it a go. After all… why …

Triathlon time trial week

A concept we are familiar with is time trial week. Every so often (it was every 2 months back home) we would test ourselves over a set distance, usually a set track and see where we were at. This then helps pacing, and working out the times of intervals in sessions going forward. So last …

Celebration Time

At the end of every good triathlon season is a good old celebration. Back home we had formal dinners...and over here it was no different. Tri Alliance put on an awards dinner with cocktail dresses as the attire. Glad rags on, and pre event bottle of Chandon sipped we were very much up for a …

Athletics in Melbourne

We are fortunate enough to live walking distance to Albert Park. This 'park' includes the Commonwealth pool - which includes 2 x 50m pools, with one outdoors. The F1 track. Many many other sporting facilities, including a running track where they host big international Athletic meets. Cheap tickets, and being able to sit outside in …

The Stawell Gift

If you are Aussie - you will know exactly what the above means, and what it relates to. Perhaps if you are a keen runner which follows international races across the World you will know what this is. We….runners….yet apparently not 'that' keen had never heard of it. Over the summer we have been spending …

Adelaide

In March we ventured off to Adelaide - where 'the fringe' festival is held each year. Promised as the second largest comedy/music/play festival behind Edinburgh…and after going to Edinburgh only last year we had high hopes. We watched plenty of comedy….which included both Australian comedians (Akmal), best of british emerging acts, and also a comedy …