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George’s mountain bike race

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I was at a mountain bike event with George and Anneke. (Some background: Anneke is the only one of us who can legitimately be at mountain bike events. She is a bike racer. George and I are certainly not. At all.) So George wanted to be in the next race, but needed a bike. So he borrowed mine.


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My bike is kitted out for pootering around the park with a baby on the back. The gears are so rusted that they don’t work. But George didn’t seem to mind and off he went…


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… down the steepest hill in the history of the ever. Never to be seen again.


Serious marathon running

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At 8 months pregnant, I was running the Two Oceans.

Along the way, I bumped into Michaela and Liz, who were also running. (They were both doing the Ultra.)

They asked which distance I was doing, and I didn’t know, because I’d been fast asleep while running for the last five hours! I figured I must have been doing the Ultra (56 km) because the cut-off time for the half marathon is three hours.
(Realistically, 8 months pregnant or not, I don’t think it would take me less than five hours to run a half marathon. )

Bike fixing

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We were on a very long bike ride, when my bike suddenly broke. Luckily, Mike had brought his box of bike parts along.

When we were almost finished, another cyclist came along to offer help, but we were sorted.

I don’t know why Mike was talking like a motivational speaker. He doesn’t normally.

Wrestling coach

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Yup, I was a wrestling coach. Here I am putting the wrestlers through their paces on an obstacle course.

Guest submission: Mike’s dream

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Cheating rock climber

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I was very indignant and cross, but she didn’t seem to see what the problem was!




Baby horse surfing

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Poor little thing looked terrified, but at the end of every wave, or when it fell off, it climbed back on its surfboard and carried on surfing!