Sydney International Rowing Regatta

By | March 27th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, Racing|

About a year ago when I found out that the 1st Rowing World Cup was going to be held in conjuction with our National Rowing Championships and Schools Championships I thought "Wow wouldn't it be interesting to be rowing in Sydney during that!"  It was the first time ever that a World Cup has been held in [...]

Daily Video’s from the Red Ride

By | March 9th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Our fearless leader Bade, who not only put the course together and rode it each day with us even though he had a very bad crash in December and probably shouldn't have done the amount that he actually did, spent each night, once we had stopped riding, putting a video together of the day.  I am [...]

Red Ride Day 7 – Yarra Glen (Chateau Yering) to Melbourne

By | March 9th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

It was quite a day this last day of the ride.  It seemed at the beginning of the week that we were about to undertake a mamoth challenge and now here we were on the 7th day wondering where the days had gone!  I don't know about the other riders but I for one couldn't [...]

Red Ride Day 6 – Mansfield (Pinnacle Valley) to Yarra Glen (Chateau Yering)

By | March 6th, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Wow what a truly magnificent day!  Today was a rest day for me, so I sat in the lead vehicle all day, but the scenery was amazing!  We left the Pinnacle Valley Resort and headed back through Mansfield on our way to Yarra Glen and the Chateau Yering.  We had decided to leave earlier than [...]

Red Ride Day 3 – Bendigo to Shepparton

By | March 3rd, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Yesterday after we had all had our BBQ, massages, swims and rests (at least some of us didn't head to a pub!) we all headed  into the city of Bendigo for a Thai dinner.  When we arrived it was obviously a good place as it was very full and also had people lined up for [...]

Red Ride Day 1 – Torquay to Ballarat

By | March 1st, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Today was the first day of the challenge of just over 1000km for our group of riders.  But to send them off in style we rode to Torquay College where the children were all in their stadium waiting for us, 900 of them with teachers and some parents as well.  It was fantastic to have these [...]

A Weekend of WOW’s

By | February 27th, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS|

I have finally come up for air after a huge weekend, only to be heading off tomorrow to assist with the MS Celebrity Red Ride.  So definitely no rest for the wicked! First WOW The weekend started off last Friday at 10am for me, setting up the Fitzroy Pool for the 13th 24 Hour Mega [...]

Change How You See the World

By | February 20th, 2013|Family, Friends, Motivation|

Today I received an email from my Aunt Rheta and Uncle Bob in Canada.  The email was short and simple and said  "This is a wonderful, thought-provoking, one minute clip.  Full of wisom...and very brief.  It's not a joke, it's not religious, it's not political.  It's just special."  And oh how right they were.  So [...]

The Life of a Fundraiser

By | February 17th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, MS|

If you ever have anything to do with a charity organisation you understand how hard it is to fundraise.  I think that most people will receive on average about 4-5 requests a week for money for this walk, or that ride, or to sell tickets for someone!  I'm afraid that I am one of those [...]

The Big Swim

By | January 29th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Speaking|

On Saturday I flew up to Sydney compliments of MS Research Australia (MSRA)  to take part in The Big Swim.  The charity partner of the swim was MSRA and I had been asked to not only swim but speak at a fundraising lunch for the 'Kiss Goodbye to MS' campaign. The swim was from Palm [...]