Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Water at the Palace - Dry in Bath

Took a leap over the wall and just checked that Crystal Palace is on schedule to deliver the venue for the Championships and the test competition in April aka the National Tetrathlon. Well all is looking well and the pool is now being refilled - click on picture to enlarge. This takes time so as not deprive South London of its water supply. (Scaffolding on right is for the erection of the super all purpose scoreboard with live pictures etc.)

All of the big wigs have been trialling their organisation down at Bath. Lots of athletes there too and everyone drove home with smiles on their faces so the inevitable Combined Event has been adopted and tackled with relish. The course in Bath has been a bit soft though with it being part indoors and some of it on carpet! I cannot believe that. Strangely the familiar faces are still topping the leader board but with some Russell fellow muscling in amongst them. Well the Crystal folks should toughen up the whole affair with it being in the open air. With any luck it will blow a gale, with near zero temperatures and lots of rain , that'll show em'.

The cancelled planning meeting looks to be back on again, so watch this space. I will try to hide in my usual place to get all the goss. Bye

Friday, February 6, 2009

It Snowed!

Last Monday I braved snow and ice during my trek to Slough for the organising meeting. Got nicely hidden away in my special place and no one showed up! Check the date - OK, checked the place - OK. OH YES the weather. M25 closed in three places, no trains, no buses (this is UK with 150mm of snow) and nothing moving so what did they do: called it off ! What a load of wimps. No sandwiches. Nothing. I was hoping for loads of goss but nothing. Trouble is Pentster is not on any many email lists so no one tells me what is going on. I have to rely on leaks, leaks in this weather, you have got to be joking!

See the British Pentathletes on the M&S website modelling their kit: http://www.marksandspencer.com/gp/node/n/181767031/ref=sc_fe_c_0_181762031/275-5282980-2761366

Frightening Eh?

Factoid 4
These World Championships will be the first World Championships for any Olympic Sport to be held in London for over 25 years. Not a lot of people know that!