Liz's world mark, and NTID poo!
Liz set the world mark with style, and I didn't get the NTID job!
On Monday I was lucky to be a small part of the team helping Liz Randall set her world mark for the hour for her age. My job was to walk the line, which is basically a simple way to show the rider how they're pacing themselves, as they're not allowed to use any computers etc on the bike during the effort. It was a good night, some 30-odd people showed up to cheer and encourage Liz and she dug deep into herself to keep going, she explains how it all went here. It's a good read. Sadly, even though I sent an email to news@bbn on Monday, there's still nothing on the BBN website about it. I think the world mark is a big deal and something to make a big fuss about. Leanne Cole was there to take photos.
And on another front, for the last month or so I've been working with Hilton Clarke and the local NTID squad, a lot on Wednesday nights and over the school holidays. This started off as racking up time for the level two coaching qualification, and sort of evolved into an assistant role. We (Hilton and I) had discussed the possibility of it being a formal (paid!) job, but it seems that that can't happen at the moment, which is a bummer. I've much enjoyed working with Hilton and the squad. I'm going to keep going along and helping for as long as I can afford the time and hopefully something will come of it, so I'll be in at DISC tonight. I'm learning a lot from these sessions and want to be involved in some capacity.
And ... round 5 of the SSS this Sunday - entries are down, probably because of the clash with the Bendigo Madison but we'll keep haranguing people to come and race. I've also entered the Vic Masters for MMAS2 (35-40) in the sprint and the keirin, but I learned from my lesson last summer, I'm NOT doing the kilo again! At the moment there's three of us in the sprint and two in the keirin, so I might get a third and a second place! heh ...