34 years of endurance sports. At three events I finished absolutely last.
Endured a heart attack and major surgeries, but I'm still at it, only Open Water Swimming now.
Very ably supported by my Thai wife, Tip. We are living back in Malaysia and I swim to stay healthy.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Perth 4 hours 18 mins
Our Motel, it was brilliant
We had to hang outside before check in It was freezing for us brown folks
Went sightseeing at King's Park the next day
Marathon runners have to run up King's Park twice
Trying to impress the missus on race morning (it didn't work). SKINS baby (purchased at the EXPO)
ROCK TAPED the feet
Finally met Mohan the Great. He finished his 102nd Marathon in 5 hours flat and is going to China the following weekend. (Before the race start, 6.30 a.m.)
The finish was a let down. The few Marathon runners finished with the masses of other runners. No throngs of photographers like we have in KL. 4 hrs 18 minutes baby
Tip went straight to the Medical tent after her 12 km. She only started at 10 a.m., it was so hot. The medical people, indeed all of Australia were very nice.
Tip wore her thermals (still groggy after the race)
Steve, the brilliant chap from ROCK TAPE. They were very nice to us.
My buddy of more than 20 years. GUY TAYLOR. He did the 12 km
Husband and wife safely completed their respective events