Monday, September 26, 2011

Manx missile

Brilliant team performance that lead to Mark Cavendish's gold in the World Road Championships - eight men who cycled their b#lls off to allow Cav to stand on the podium. It's a hard sport where the team make all the difference, but rarely get the paludits that they deserve - except Cav always says he is only where he is because of the team-mates.

A gold also to Lucy Garner, a silver to Bradley Wiggins and a bronze to Emma Pooley - made this a fantastic championships.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

World Triathlon

Only just managed to see last week's triathlons from Bejing, but wasn't it great that we had winners in both men's and women's.

Alistair Brownlee first and world champion overall (second title), Johnny Brownlee third and world champion runner-up overall, Helen Jenkins first and world champion overall (second title).

Looking good for 2012 olympics.

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's been a busy couple of weeks

Got the funeral over with - it went well (as well as these things can go)

Haven't been able to wet a line, and have been busy decorating for a customer, so busy that I recruited a new apprentice ('er indoors) to help out. Turned down three jobs last week - I'm bl##dy (semi) retired, doesn't anyone understand?

Have ply-lined my new van and fitted security grilles. Just have to fit ladder and fishing-rod support rails now, and I'm done. Hate that the ply creaks against the bodywork but will have to get used to it - it's a van after all.