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XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by Pepe » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:59 am

The Games are being held in Adelaide and the Indoor Rowing events take place on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October.

Free Spirits are represented by Clare Burrell, Collette Lancaster-Lockwood and myself. Wish us luck :!:
Further information at: australianmastersgames.com

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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:45 am

Thanks for letting us know Phillip
Good luck :fsbgrin: 8) and looking forward to the reports.
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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by Rodger » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:57 am

Judging from the website, this looks as much a festival as a sporting event. Nice!
Best of luck to all three of you!
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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by plummy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:59 am

Good luck to all three of you. I've been getting pipped on the meterboard by Colette recently so I know she's been putting in the training metres.

Looking forward to the write-ups
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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by Grobi » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:55 pm

Best of luck to all three of you! :fswink:
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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:46 pm

Good Luck! I hope you achieve your goals and great to see Free Spirits being represented :fssmile:.
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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by Pepe » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:29 pm

Firstly, some very sad news. Collette told me today that Clare can’t compete at the Games because she has had to leave for the UK
because her mother, Gillian, has not long to live. This news knocked me sideways - a great shock.

However, the show goes on. Today Collette rowed 4:07.9 for the 1000m. in the 50-54 (Para) category and 1:57.4 in the 500m.
She was the only competitor in that category.

I had two SB’s: 1:51.4 in the 500m. and 4:01.9 in the 1000m. These results gave me 2 Golds.

Tomorrow, the final events are the 2k and the 100m. I’ll keep you posted about the results.

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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by Pepe » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:40 am

Today Collette won two more Golds in her category doing a time of 8:27.5 in the 2K and 21.1 secs in the 100m.

I followed her example with a Gold in the 2K at 8:36.5 (an SB) and a Gold in the 100m. at 20.8
I rowed in the 83-85 category.

On the first of the two days the Rowing took place at the same time as the Boxing in the same hall and as the Rowing organisers didn’t have a microphone, the situation was far from ideal for us. However, today the Boxing events were over and towards the end of proceedings we even had the luxury of a microphone.

The Rowing events were successful in that they created good camaraderie. We met some old friends and have made some new ones.
And in the end, that’s what really matters.

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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by Tako » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:40 pm

Congratulations with all the medals to you both!!!
Quite an achievement and very inspiring!
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Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:03 pm

Wow, that is a very impressive haul of gold medals! Well done and it will keep Plummy busy updating the Hall of Fame :fssmile:.
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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by duffyoz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:43 am

Well done, excellent work. =D> =D> =D> Is that a brace of medals?

Are you both going in the AIRC on 27th October? I'm going to watch the Brisbane event as I'm too slow YET.

Congratulations

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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by Pepe » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:46 pm

Hi Lesley
Thank you for your comments.
I won’t be going to the AIRC event as I shall be on the bowling green playing for Torquay Bowls Club.
And, by the way, you’re not too slow by any means. From what I’ve seen you’re coming up fast. Well done indeed!
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Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Post by CamiCrew » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:24 am

Philip thank you for writing - I enjoyed seeing your & Collette's success at the games. Well done.

Very sorry to see Clare's news.
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