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DiaboloACT

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About DiaboloACT

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    1989

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  1. YEP, you have to pay a lot and give a lot of time upfront (before you're allowed to even coach, in TA's opinion) for the right to VOLUNTEER. They have also added countless useless online courses lately, and Graeme Hill then sends you a nice email saying: 'not so friendly reminder...'. I think I may stop thinking about volunteering in this sport and do something else with my time (and own money).
  2. Oh and I'll be 'home' (my parents' place) for the event (the whole month of August, flying back to Canberra on September 2), if anybody is after some free accomodation just down the road (25-30kms from the race course) in La Tour-de-Peilz (next to Vevey), let me know, I may be able to help.
  3. As the resident Swiss Trannie (born and raised 20kms from Lausanne), here is my opinion: I assume you're doing the age-group standard distance. There are only 3 climbs, they are quite short (400m+), two are not that steep (Vallee Jeunesse and Ouchy), the third one (Avenue des Bains) steeper but even shorter. Rest is FAST. So TT all the way.
  4. DiaboloACT

    Bike v's car

    Not defending their behaviour after you politely asked them to walk on the left side, but I don't understand why in Australia you're supposed to walk in the same direction as bike traffic. It normally makes more sense for walkers/joggers to walk/run on the right facing traffic (so that they can see what's coming their way). That's what I did when I first arrived in Australia but it didn't go down well with the locals so I stopped (and feel less safe on my runs now as a result). It's also actually to the cyclists' advantage if I walk/run on the right, it allows me to see them come and (if possible) move out of their way to the side of the path. In your example, if they had been walking on the left, they would have blocked oncoming traffic instead of you, so not really a better situation overall anyway (just better for you).
  5. I guess that's just not your thing šŸ™‚
  6. Or these: https://www.altrarunning.com/shop/men/men-39%3Bs-paradigm-45-alm1948g?variationId=000#hero=0 Or the Torin: https://www.altrarunning.com/shop/men/men-39%3Bs-torin-4-alm1937f?variationId=061#hero=0
  7. Hey Willie, how old are you now, and how long ago did you run low 15?
  8. My background: I've had extensive knee issues including meniscus that put me off running before I discovered the antidote. For me it's all about minimal drop. I would give ALTRAs a go (O drop). Yes you then have to be very careful about ramping up mileage slowly to avoid achilles injuries, but that's a good strategy no matter what. The more I run (without injury) with low drop shoes, the better my knees feel and the stronger they are. Good luck.
  9. I'm biased as this is where I grew up, but the Swiss Riviera (20-30kms from Lausanne) is my pick (now living in Canberra which is OK but not as good). Cycling is quite varied and nice šŸ™‚ Swimming pools are alright too šŸ™‚ Can swim in the lake too (very clean). Running on the lake front:
  10. While Lausanne won't be tropical water, at this time of the year it should be anything between 20 and 24 degrees, so not too bad.
  11. What would be most useful, and help kids get into the sport, would be a Kids Triathlon/Cycling Gear exchange (or selling) platform. They quickly grow out of their gear (including bikes) and you don't want to spend thousands on purchases as a result.
  12. I thought Australia got 'lucky' to come away with the win. I wouldn't have put Ash first as for the first of four relays it's crucial to have a strong swimmer. She was lucky that Taylor Spivey got away by herself and not part of a group riding away in front. I would start Emma Jeffcoat, then Matt Hauser (whatever small gap after the first run he could erase on the swim), then Ash, then obviously the closer (Jake). This way you better utilise Ash's strengths (catching up when groups are small/nonexistent) as well as Emma's strength (swim).
  13. Youtube is not the only channel though. Triathlonlive, Foxtel (in Australia, but similar deals with pay channels elsewhere). Still that 1.5 million is still high and awesome if true.
  14. Forget about the billion households crap. If the 1.5 million figure of people watching over the weekend is true, it's already a big victory for Super League. And I don't have your mobile number šŸ™‚
  15. Natasha with five IM World championship wins as a Mum! Granted she had her daughter when she was 16 or 17.
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