1yr in Racing (in ZoomZoom) at Hampton Downs

So a year ago, this finale of the season forΒ Classic Time Trial saw me in Lucy and my first time out… a year later, and I still love it πŸ™‚

Barbara Manning gave me a look at the Trophy I won last year (Covid and other challenges stopped me being able to hold it), and it was great meeting her and chatting about her husband Geoff. Amazing to meet a legend that is Barbara at the track, and who’s husband helped build Hampton Downs itself!

I arrived early, and had great help from Andrew Leach (who actually arrived before me!). He towed ZoomZoom to the track in his covered trailer, and helped me get set up! Great man. After scrutineering, while I was at drivers briefing, Andrew set about fixing up our bonnet that needing adjustment. So great having help like that at the track, meant I didn’t have to worry about much, apart from driving Zoomzoom.

The day itself was almost perfect, weather held out and only rained a little at lunch time. We had a dial in time for ‘damp’ weather after lunch, but really the track was pretty dry. Overall a great day, plenty of fun on and off the track. Everyone drove well, even after someone got their keys out of the boot so they could get their Jag out there… Ha ha.


Wings for Life World Run (Red Bull)

Let’s do a run ‘Wings for Life’, at 11pm at night, on a Sunday!! Ha ha, sounds like madness, but it’s for a good cause.

All the proceeds from WFLWR event goes to spinal research, what a great cause.

It was raining, my squirrel suit head was smashing on my glasses (hurting my nose), and my hands were slipping on my push rims giving me blisters and stuff. That’s ok, could’ve been worse… After a few laps (3 laps I think), apparently I’d managed to do 0.01km in 30mins before the virtual car caught me. I still managed to come 70782nd in the world, and 215th local male position. Ha ha, so I still did ok!

Oh well, unlike almost every event, this event wasn’t about the distance, it was about the fun in fundraising. 206,728 people took part and raised over 5.8mil Euro!! Great job everyone πŸ™‚

Putting the fun in fun-draising, this event was great, I’ll be back again next year that’s for sure. Maybe in 2024 I wont finish in the middle of the ocean! Ha ha, that’s what the app said.


Hollister – product promo video

Without sounding to pretentious, it’s all about me!

What a great opportunity for me, and for other wheelchair users (or anyone that needs catheter products), to see someone who uses these products. I was happy and privileged to help promote these catheters, as I personally use them, and find them great.

I’m lucky enough to live in a country where almost everything is covered by the countries health system, even more lucky to be covered by ACC. NZ has pretty good healthcare system, with taxes and levies to cover injuries. There are two healthcare provider systems, either MoH (Ministry of Health) where individuals who contract a congenital illness are covered, and ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) where individuals who have an accident are covered.

I’m hoping to be able to show some other people, wanting to do more then they currently can, that anything is possible. That through support of family and friends, (and some good Hollister products) goals and dreams are within reach.

This is an unpaid product endorsement πŸ˜‰