Posts from ‘November, 2010’

November 30

Things are now beginning to return to normal for me after an often traumatic week in Greymouth. I’ll be back there for the service of remembrance on Thursday, but while I feel very fortunate to escape from the pall of misery which has enveloped the region, I’ll have many thoughts about the people of the [...]

November 25 – Update from Greymouth

Still in Greymouth after the tragic events of yesterday. There is understandably a pall hanging over this town after such a dreadful tragedy, and it may take some time for the people of the community to recover from such a shock. In my lifetime I’ve known of other awful situations where there has been a [...]

November 23

I’m still in Greymouth and will be for the foreseeable future which means there are real challenges for me and my training programme. As well as missing the Harbour Crossing swim on Sunday, I’m also down a  run and a bike and I haven’t trained for 2 days. I’m hoping that’s not too much of [...]

November 20 – Greymouth

Hi Guys, this is Peter’s son Reuben writing the blog post today as Dad has had to go down to Greymouth to cover the Pike River Coal Mine emergency. Dad was too busy to get to a computer today he called me to fill me on his last few days and asked me to keep [...]

November 16 – Progress at the Beach Series !

I was back at Takapuna tonight for the State Beach series. Boy it’s a popular event. If there were 150 in the swim 2 weeks ago, then tonight it would have been at least 100 more. I guess we’ll find out when the results are posted tomorrow. The good news is that I’ve improved ! [...]

November 15

A relatively quiet weekend of training which started with a good swim in Tauranga Harbour early on Saturday morning. The off shore wind ( a south westerly?) was sweeping across the harbour from Tauranga City and made Pilot Bay quite choppy. So it was quite a challenge to swim from the boat ramp up to [...]

November 12 – Thank you

I would be remiss in not thanking the numerous people who have offered messages of support, and more importantly, donations. As of yesterday, there was over $3600 pledged for the work of the Look Good Feel Better foundation. I’m humbled by your support, and I haven’t yet started to hit up my work colleagues or [...]

November 12

I’m back in the Mount for a couple of days and went swimming in Pilot Bay again yesterday morning. In a word it was sensational. My previous comments about the water being cold have been a bit premature. Talking to a local last night, he says the currents are such that when the the tide [...]

November 10 – New Photos

It’s been a quiet couple of days training because of work committments. I’ve had double shifts meaning only about 3 hours off each afternoon, but on Monday I still managed to get in a 40 minute swim off Takapuna Beach and then yesterday had a great run for an hour and a quarter around Cornwall [...]

November 7 – Big Day

A beautifully calm Sunday morning meant a great opportunity for a long and peaceful bike ride. So I did St Mary’s Bay to the top of Cliff Road in St Heliers and back 3 times – a total of 91 kilometres. It took me a while – around 3 hours 34 mins – but there [...]