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6 months of training, 1 fall and it's all over before it began
by crawlingkiwi Apr 5th 2012
It's just a day before the start of the race which has occupied my every waking moment for the past few weeks and every training session for the past 6 months. But I'll no longer be on the start line. It has been a tricky couple of weeks. I was tr...
Another young athlete gone, too too young.
by crawlingkiwi Aug 4th 2011
The news this week was just as I expected when i heard Will was missing. After 25 hours, the 17 year olds body was found, following his capsize during a run-of-the-mill race in Richmond, on Sunday. The newspapers published a load of rubbish in th...
Still missing - a dark day in my sport
by crawlingkiwi Aug 1st 2011
All our sports contain some danger - too many triathletes have died or been injured when cycling, open water swimming has its obvious risks and yesterday my particular sport - canoeing - showed only too clearly its own dangers. One of my daughter...
Over the cliff cyclist - an update
by crawlingkiwi Apr 12th 2011
My brother in law who cycled off a cliff a couple of weeks ago has generated a bit of interest, so I thought an update was called for. He spent just over a week in hospital and was then reluctantly released. He will need to go back in for an operatio...
A lovely cycle, except for the over the cliff bit
by crawlingkiwi Mar 30th 2011
The headline said it all - cyclist with suspected serious head injuries after plunging down a cliff. It didn't mention that the cyclist in question however, was my brother-in-law, who was cycling a fabulous route in Dunedin (NZ) and appears not to ha...
DW - 125 miles, 24 hours
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