Author Archives: Tim
Vila do Conde, Portugal. The venue for the first ICF surf ski world championships and what a race it was.
How do you get inspired to race? Is it watching your brother become World Ironman Champion, coaching an athlete to an Olympic Gold medal or putting everything you have into every effort as you are missing time with your family. The Dragon Run 2012 was all these and the fact that I was defending Champion.
The passport has had some new stamps,the frequent flyer miles have been raked up and the performances have been world class.
Two weeks ago the Australian Men’s 1000m Kayak Squad along with it’s entourage touched down in Munich.
Boats have been loaded for transport over to Rottnest Island and all that needs to be done now is to get ourselves loaded onto the ferry for our ride to the start of this years ‘Doctor’.
One of the most talked about subjects before a race is the conditions, what are they going to do? What does the forecast say? How strong is the wind going to be on race day?
Bondi to Watsons Bay All eyes before this race were on seabreeze.com, not the other competitors, but the conditions. Was the wind going to swing North, stay a light Southerly or go East.
Lion Island Challenge The morning of the race was the same as every other year, cold. I don’t know how it works but Round 1 is always warm and round 2 is always cold, time to bring out the thermals.
Dee Why Challenge First race of the season and who knows what to expect. Has the training that I have been doing been enough to keep up with everyone else, is it enough to give me a victory.
In August this year I had the privilege of fulfilling a long time goal of my which was to compete in the Sella Descent, a down river race held in the town of Ribadesella, on Spain’s North coast.