Soapbox: Trial By Social Media

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This has been driving me insane the last day or so. Trial By Social Media!!!!!! Or in this case Olympic Selection by Social Media.

Floating around on the inter webs a lot of people (especially in the swimming community) are jumping up and down about the ‘unfairness’ of a couple of swimmers missing out on Olympic selection. But before I go into the background of this lets back the truck up a little bit. Lets cover off on some facts. Continue reading “Soapbox: Trial By Social Media”

UltraHumps: 3 + 2 + 1 = CHARITY

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Photo Courtesy of Barry Alsop – Eyes Wide Open Images (Official Photographer for Ultraman Australia).
Qwik Kiwi athlete John Humphries competing in Ultraman Australia (Day 3 – Double Marathon) with support runner Scott Cordwell as they run into the sunrise. Coach Ray Boardman (Director Qwik Kiwi) was preparing the hydration and nutrition in the support vehicle and about to rotate in as the next support runner followed by Derrick McMillan.

Unfortunately there needs to be an indefinite delay in making any further announcements  about the 3 + 2 + 1 = CHARITY.

More information will come once things get confirmed.

– Coach Ray


Mt Vernon Grand Traverse

On Sunday 12 June the Marlborough Harriers had record turnout numbers for their annual Mt Vernon Grand Traverse, Blenheim. The event caters for all, with the full 18km traverse, an 11km walk/run, and even a 2km kids fun run.

The morning of the event hadn’t been the greatest for weather.  My drive from Nelson was hurdled with storms and heavy rain, so I was thrilled to find that there was a gap in the weather for the race start. Continue reading “Mt Vernon Grand Traverse”