The kids where fantastic and keen so it was great. The rain didn't dissapoint and by the end of the riding it was absolutely pouring down. Some of the boys wanted to ride the trail down the hill... (hard core) but we guiltily turned down their invite and snuck off to the drifter pub and cafe down the hill in Granity to wait out the rain with a good cold one!
Saturday dawned clear and warm for the 25th year of the Buller Marathon. Westport has a population of about 5 - 6000 people yet Marathon weekend pulled in 2900 competitors so town was hopping. Brian hops in his first half marathon and ran a 1 hour 13 :47 to finish a nice 2nd place. Winning his 3rd pair of running shoes in a month (its good as we are the same size.... !) Not a bad week eh... Winter tri nationals on Monday (NZ time) and then a half on Sat at 23 degrees C.
Yesterday we rode down the coast to Greymouth... for a mellow spin. Ha ha... with a head wind all the way I was huffing and puffing my way trying to stay on his wheel. (good thing one of us had raced the day before!)
We turned up at Nana's place and where greeted with a stiff Gin and Tonic... I was on my nose by the end of the glass. Today we again went to Nana's for a dinner of Whitebait patties... the best thing since sliced bread.
Jen and Brian.