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It's that time of the year again, Great Amazing Race Pursuit (or whatever they're calling it this year, I forget.). [livejournal.com profile] kirstenfleur was unfortunately (for me, not for her) overseas at a wedding, so I teamed up with [livejournal.com profile] astrocave to form "Hadron's Weasels". The team name came from this incident of course where weasels managed to short circuit the LHC by chewing wires. I thought this was hilarious. Still do.
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Yesterday [livejournal.com profile] kirstenfleur and I competed in another mini-Amazing Race Pursuit. There was a bit of a kerfuffle starting the day before when we belated realised that the plans we had made were not in fact going to work - doing these races has become increasingly complicated as our children start participating in Saturday activities!! Fortunately Dean and [livejournal.com profile] kirstenfleur's sister-in-law were able to help out and so we headed off, leaving two children with Dean at home and one child with the sister-in-law at jazz ballet. We made good time into the city, especially considering there was football on, and arrived at our start/finish point at Federation Square roughly half an hour early.
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So a couple of weeks ago [livejournal.com profile] kirstenfleur and I met up to run as "Mum's Day Out" again in The Great Amazing Race.Read more... )
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After our very sucessful mini-race I somewhat ambitiously entered [livejournal.com profile] kirstenfleur and myself into the competitive category of this year's Great Amazing Race. The idea was that we had months to train. Naturally we didn't. This was due to a number of things, including both of us managing to injure our knees at different times, children, life and general disorganisedness. I did think about changing our category after my knee injury, but decided, what the heck, let's just go for it. So we did.
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Out of the blue I got an e-mail from Amanda, the personal trainer, asking me if I'd seen the Scoupon Amazing Race offer. No, I hadn't, yes, I was interested. It was a promotion for a mini-Amazing Race event being run by the same company but sold entirely through Scoupon and another similar company. Instead of 6 hours it would be 4 and they were running 6 of them on different dates. I promptly bought tickets and e-mailed [livejournal.com profile] kirstenfleur to ask if she wanted to come and partner me and ask which dates suited her. She did, and we settled on the 17th May as being free for both of us.
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So way, way back in 2010 [livejournal.com profile] kirstenfleur and I competed in The Great Amazing Race around Melbourne. Read more... )
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Urban Max time again! Doesn't the year fly by!Read more )
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After competing in the City Chase this year Paul, one of the guys we met during the race, sent me a message a couple of months ago to ask if I was going to compete in The Great Amazing Race in Melbourne. Was I? Hell yeah!! (As it turned out he got 'man flu' and couldn't. Piker.) So I rang [livejournal.com profile] kirstenfleur to see if she'd be interested, and we entered ourselves as team "Truffe". Which is of course French for "truffle" and a vague reference to my inability to describe my job in French. Or any other non-English language come to that.
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Yep, that time of the year again. Once more [livejournal.com profile] astrocave and I teamed up to compete in the City Chase, again as "Calm a Llama Down".
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Woo-hoo! Race times are up and we completed in 5 hours and 48 min! Coming in in 67th place! Out of 97 teams!

The winners in our category came in in 3 hours, 2 min and 38 seconds (and they're called "The Other Left" which amuses me no end).

The fastest racing team came in in 2 hours 41 mins and 34 seconds, which is just freaky really. :-)
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Yep, it's that time of year again.
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So feeling in a slightly better mood this morning I thought about it some more (long commute).
Yes, I'm boring all and sundry )
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Which I forgot to put on the rest of the entry because I decided it was too long. Seriously, race organisers, there are more suburbs available than St Kilda and Fitzroy. Sheesh.
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After the Urban Max abandoned Melbourne this year, they suggested that we might like to try out the Nokia City Chase instead. So, being a suggestible kind of sheep, I did so and enrolled [livejournal.com profile] astrocave and myself as "Calm a Llama Down" once again.
Very, very long. )

Dammit!!

Dec. 22nd, 2008 02:32 pm
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They're not running a Melbourne Urban Max next year.

So, [livejournal.com profile] astrocave, want to head to Brisbane?
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Saturday was my fourth Urban Max, this time back up in Sydney. Read more )
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Aka, what I did on my weekend.

After last year's Urban Maxes, both my partners from last year's Melbourne and Sydney races were unable to compete, and [livejournal.com profile] astrocave's partner from last year was unable to make it so we teamed up to become "Calm a llama down".
Long, and energetic. )
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The weekend ended up being fairly strange, all round.
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To the Max!

Sep. 4th, 2007 03:14 pm
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OK, so I've had a very sporting couple of days.
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