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Nicki Fairbairn

Invictus Games: What A Day For The Swimmers

Jules:   I’m struggling with verbalising today, but will try to get my words together. Today I got to swim as a swimmer competing in an international competition. I couldn’t swim freestyle at all ten months ago. I thought I…

Invictus Games: A Very Busy Couple Of Day’s – Here Is What The Team Has Been Up To

It has been a busy few days and this is a bit of a catch up. It’s closing in on 1am and I haven’t written my section yet but in summary I’ve been really stoked with how everyone has been…

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Invictus Games: Medals Time

Qwik Summary: We have all had a massive day.  No doubt you have seen the news that we won some medals today: Dan got two bronzes, IT7 Men’s 1,500m final & IT7 Men’s 400m final; Glenn & Gibbo got silver…

Invictus Games: Day of Action at the Track and at the Tennis

Jules:   After last night I thought I would be tired, but I was surprised by how much. We did some Haka practice, had breakfast and headed out to catch a bus to support the Athletics. There were a few…

Invictus Games: The Opening Ceremony

Jules:   The first event in the competition started today – the Jaguar and Landrover driving challenge. The buses even got a Police escort.   Pretty cool.

The Other Invictus Games Teams Have Now Arrived

Nicki:   Well the other teams have started to arrive and we have been inundated with Aussies – great to ‘catch up’ with them. I lived overseas for a long time in Scotland and the Aussies were our ‘brothers and…

Invictus Games: Settling Into A New City

Jules:   We all met yesterday morning for a team photo. It will most likely be my favourite with us all as we are decked out in our Invictus tracksuits in front of the Toronto sign. I woke up feeling far…

Invictus Games: 1st Full Day In Canada

Jules:   Well we finally landed in Toronto and even though I was so incredibly tired, I was as grateful and excited as I thought I would be – probably more. To actually have made it and be standing in…

Invictus Games: From Whenuapai to Toronto Only 30 Hours of Travelling

Nicki:   Somehow I managed to lose my wallet between getting off the Air New Zealand plane and trying to get through passport control. Yeah-nah, those ‘fast’ passport scanning machines don’t work and we all had to line up anyway,…

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