Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Your Country Needs You...
The week has passed in a bit of a blur. It's been more than busy on more than one front. I shot my latest ad last week but am sworn to secrecy on who it was with and what it was for until the ad breaks. Erin worked for me for the first time as a production runner. She gained a great insight into the film world and was a real help. Both girls are used to hanging around film sets and they love being a part of 'dad's work'. It's great doing something that they (and their friends) find interesting. For just a millisecond I think I might have been remotely 'cool' in their eyes.
The editing process went well and we now have an approved 'off-line edit' (the rough edit prior to the finishing process).
Wednesday saw Team MK's open water swim challenge where I swam a 1500 and 500m timed. I was a bit ropey in my swimming that morning, coming in at just over 23 mins for the 1500 and 7 minutes something for the 500m. I followed that up with a 55 mile bike ride with Graham on the road bikes. 'Twas good to be on my Specialized again and to be feeling comfortable in the saddle.
I'd entered the Bedford Sprint distance race on Sunday morning and, on hearing it was a qualifying race for the 2010 European Championships, decided to put my name down as a potential GBR team member for my age group. Fast forward to sunday and whadya know. I placed 23rd out of 264 competitors, 3rd in my Age Group and gained a place in the GBR team. So, early next July, all being well, I should be representing Great Britain at Age Group Triathlon.
I'm enjoying the short stuff and will do more next year. Photo is of myself, Colin and Carl at the Bedford Sprint.
Today's main photo is of me, Erin and Alice after our first ever open water swim together. I'd borrowed some wetsuits from fellow Team MK members and took them down to my local lake. They loved it and were like little fish, swimming almost 1km. I'm looking forward to many more lake swims with them.
Good luck to Colin who leaves for Australia this week. He's racing in the world championships and fully deserves to be there. Go fella.
Congratulations also to my mate Sam Williamson who, in his first ever Ironman distance race... won it. Yep, he won The Big Woody in a terrific time of 10:16. Sam's my Age Group (damn) and is going to be a big force I think in distance racing.
Must rush. Am just about to have a farewell dinner with our visiting Canadian cousins.
Have a good week.