I competed in the Jetblack 6 + 6 on the weekend. Unable to find any girls to do a team with I decided to go solo. As this was my 3rd ride in 3 months due to all my illness it was great to get back on the bike and race. I treated the race as training but unfortunately on my 3rd lap I started to cramp. It was extremely hot so I decided to pull the pin for the day and have a nice cold shower and support Damien. On the Sunday I did one more lap and continued to support Damien as his team were in the lead.
Due to the lack of female riders I came 2nd in the Female Solo 6+6 Elite and Masters. Damien’s team won the Male Elite team of Three in the 6+6 and were 2nd overall. Mikayla won the 10+ girls in the kids race. So it was a great weekend.
Our family went to Bright on the weekend for the THULE B24 race.
Damien’s team won the 24 hour race overall with 32 laps of the 18km course.
I filled in at the last minute for a casual team of 6 who only had 5 people. As I have been on a break from training for over 3 weeks, it felt good to go out for a enjoyable ride without having to race hard.
I took the photo of my bike with my Magellan Cyclo 505 at the river where we had a refreshing swim after our race.
Our daughters Mikayla and Erika did the kids race.
It was an awesome weekend and a race to put on your calendar for next year.
On to the next one
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We are home from a very successful Australian Orienteering Championships held in Western Australia.
I am now the 2014 Australian Champion in the Sprint Distance and Middle Distance in the women’s 45. Together win my three wins at Easter I have won five out of the six major races for the year.
I almost made it a triple Australian Champion but illness once again put a stop to that. Determination got my through my final major race of the year. The Australian Orienteering Long Distance Championships. Coming 2nd in the women’s 45 behind 2009 World Champion fellow NSW competitor Cath Chalmers. In a lot of pain from my Chrohns related illness on Tuesday, medication got me to the start line on Saturday. Now its a BIG rest to let my immune system build back up.
Although I did not get the triple Australian Titles our eldest daughter Mikayla did in the women’s 10 by winning the sprint, middle and long course Australian Championships. Our youngest daughter Erika also placed with two 2nd’s and a 3rd. Our most successful family championships.
Its certainly been a year with a lot of great race results but also a lot of illness resulting in some disappointing races. I absolutely love wearing my Magellan Switch Up in all my competitions. Looking forward to feeling better and doing some easy riding with my Cyclo 505.
I competed in the Gloucester Mountain Man. After a month of virtually no training due to the family coming down with whooping cough then followed by sinus and a cold which I still had at the time of the race but I decided to still compete.
The first leg was a 20km mountain bike ride. I was with the lead pack on the 8km road ride out to the farm. But once in the extremely hilly off road part in the farm I really struggled with the lack of fitness on the hills and my breathing.
Extremely disappointed coming off the bike 8 minutes behind the leader I continued onto the 10km white water paddle to have the 2nd fastest paddle time and moved into 4th place only 5 minutes behind the leader.
I had trouble breathing in the hilly off road run but managed to have the 2nd fastest run. I finished in 4th place overall and only 2 minutes 53 seconds behind the winner. I won my age group 35-49 years so at least that was a bonus.
If only it was a paddle and a run, I would of won!!!
The photo is me crossing the river after the paddle heading to the run transition.
I wore my Magellan Switch Up during the race. Which was great to see how I was going (or not going on the bike).
Just wondering if you have any Magellan Patches as an interim that I could sew onto my one piece race suit. Damien and I will be getting our own race suits made up soon so will have Magellan put onto that with our other sponsors.
I am finally feeling better so now I have to work on getting my fitness back.