If you haven’t been to Kalgoorlie and met the amazing members of the Kalgoorlie Triathlon Club or taken part in their annual Olympic Distance race, put it in your calendar for next year!
Guy, mum and I began the drive Friday morning and as I was the only one he had driven to Kalgoorlie before (but when I was in highschool for a camp!!) we took our time and made a number of stops of the way.
Typical country style we had a packed lunch with us and enough food to get us few the journey and some!! Unfortunately the flies were everywhere, but what else would you expect in the middle of no where!!
Cunderdin was our first stop, followed by lunch in Southern Cross before the looooonnnngggg but not very exciting drive to Kalgoorlie.
Lots to look at ……???
On arriving in Kalgoorlie Dad was already there (he had flown and worked in the afternoon!) and we had a quick look around and caught up with some old neighbours for dinner.
Saturday morning we were invited along by club president Geoff to join the regular early morning ride. 6.30am was a nice respectable time, but some had been up a lot earlier and already completed one lap of the ride. It was a great chance to meet some of the locals and get a tour by bike of Kalgoorlie. Back to the hotel for a nap and breakfast with mum and dad before we returned to the local primary school where Guy and I put on a presentation for the club about racing Pro, training, nutrition and anything else they wanted to know. It was a great success and we were overwhelmed by the support.
We then had time to catch up with my cousins and visit the unbelievable “super pit” it is massive!
Me and the boys!! All related, but not too long and they will all be taller than me!!
Sunday night was a pasta dinner and Ping Pong championships with the Kalgoorlie Tri club and those who had traveled from Esperance. The home cooked food was delicious and it was still an early night by the time we got back which equals lots of sleep!!
Sunday morning it was on!! The 1500/40/10 event was held at the local Oasis centre. A swim in the pool, 9 laps on the bike around the local suburbs, then a 4 lap run. A great event!
Lunch was put on afterwards. Friendly rivalries between Kalgoorlie and Esperance joked about and then for most it was a long journey home!
Thank you so much to everyone from the Kalgoorlie Triathlon for your amazing hospitality! It was a great weekend and hopefully next year more “city folk” can be convinced to come and experience what we did on the weekend!
Off to Margaret River for Easter, looking forward to some R and R and time with the family. I can’t believe I only have 3 weeks left until I leave OZ again. The days are going so quickly!