Two years already!! - #RememberBen
by timPJul 17th 2016
I can't quite believe that I'm posting this short update from a Travelodge at 3am on a Sunday morning, but hey now's as good a time as any as two years ago today at about this time you were all excited about your trip to Australia getting ready for the short journey to Bristol airport and the city hopper to Amsterdam. Unfortunately less than 12 hours later we all know what the terrible outcome was!
We couldn't let your second anniversary pass without doing something to mark the date so we put a last minute entry into the Cotswold 226. You'll remember from last year that was the first event of our three challenges. This time we have entered as a relay team so I'll be doing the swim and bike legs and Debbie will be doing the marathon. We didn't think that we would be racing this distance until September so we won't be quite as prepared as we would like but we are just very grateful that we can take this opportunity on such a special day.
Whatever happens you can be sure that we will give it our best shot and at 2:20 in the afternoon, when hopefully Debbie will be out and running we will be sending you special thoughts.
Time to go and get the bike racked so we better sign off now, we'll let you know how it all went in a couple of days.
Lots of love
Auntie Debbie & Uncle Tim
Still one of our favourite photographs
A bit of a random picture maybe, but it wasn't long after this that I met you for the first time just after you were born. Cradling you in my left arm, right arm in a sling nursing a broken collar bone after crashing at this race!
My next race