In the lead up to her first triathlon at Noosa, Subaru rally driver Molly Taylor flew up to the Gold Coast for some race tips from two time olympian Courtney Atkinson. Shame about the weather.
140 riders turned out for the first ever Nerang Gravity Enduro hosted by the Gold Coast MTB club.
Had a great weekend in Toowoomba watching my first MTB Enduro race with Giant AMC and an assortment of hitters. Great fun and a proper MTB educational immersion experience. When we weren’t at the trails we were talking bikes or watching world cup races on youtube. It’s fair to say I was lost for most of the conversations. Good times. Few pics below.
Couple of oldies shot in Northern NSW in Feb this year but since John John Florence is the flavour of the month (well he kind of is every month…) I thought I’d stick ’em up. Love watching him surf even in rubbish waves like these ones. Dead set amazing.
(PS. Click on the last one and it should run as a sequence)
Spent the weekend in Port Macquarie at the Ironman 70.3 race.
Congratulations to all of the crew competing over that distance for the first time and to Clint Kimmins for making the cut for the 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas next year.
Went for a quick swim at the southern end of The Spit this morning. Looking back at the beach the contrast in the skyline is amazing. Concrete jungle to the south, trees and uncrowded beaches to the north.
I’ll take the view to the north any day…
Snuck out for a look at the Tour de Valley cycling time trial event in Currumbin Valley. Plenty of cool bikes and uncool lycra.
Caught up with Surfer/Lifeguard/Tri(hard)athlete Clint ‘Clipper’ Kimmins on his hard earned smoko break from patrolling the flags at Coolangatta beach today. Watching waves roll through the “office” all day must drive these guys nuts. Picked up a copy of the latest Australian Triathlete magazine on the way home. Has a good write up by Clint (and a few of my pics) about his first Ironman race in Cairns.
Winter on the Gold Coast isn’t too tough. Warm water, offshore breezes and sunshine make for some good beach days. Couple of pics of Chris “Ibis” Bennetts taking advantage of the great conditions this week.
Shot some photos for No Excuses Promotions of the boxing pro-am that they put on at Matrix Boxing Gym in Southport.
Lighting design pics of the new ‘Soul’ building in Surfers Paradise
We’ve had a pretty good winter in the wave dept.
Hung around the 32 km mark of the Gold Coast Marathon last weekend, cheered on a few people and took a few pics.
Winner: Alemayehu Shumye
Steve Moneghetti pacing the 3hr runners
Ducked up to NQ a couple of weeks ago to have a look at Ironman Cairns. Amazing athletes, great place and a heap of fun. Thanks to Luke McKenzie for driving me around and teaching me how to speak triathlon.
The boys checking in L-R Luke McKenzie, Mat Rogers, Clint Kimmins, Brett Carter
The weather came good the afternoon before race day
Luke 2nd place in the Cairns Airport 70.3
Mat finishing his first half ironman
Clint on the bike
Eden Saul on his way to qualifying for Kona
Clint crossing the line looking fairly healthy all things considered.
Well done lads.