Thought that I’d share my good fortune with fellow members.
Although I already have super tickets for Saturday’s test here at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (5 of them bought just a couple of days after ticketing opened, see here) I just had to simply share my delight at the phone call I received this evening.
You’ve all probably guessed by now, I’ve won them!
The small print says, ‘transport, brewery tour, meals and free beer’
This is about as cold as it gets, as I left the pub where we watched the rugby my car was showing 9º Centigrade, factor in the wind chill perhaps an effective 4º, it’s also pouring with rain, most unpleasant.
Perhaps you’d think that a 22 – 17 Springbok victory would cheer me up, well…. yes and no.
I had 22 – 12 in the pool, that was the score when the full time hooter sounded, I had the result on the nose!
But then Ben Foden touched down in the 82nd minute to spoil what was in any case a glorious afternoon.
Jo’burg next week and then right here in Algoa Bay on the 23rd, can’t wait!
Just finished my first shift marshaling this years Ironman South Africa. which is being held right here in Algoa Bay for the 8th consecutive year.
A 3.8km swim, 180.2km cycle followed by a 42.2km run.
The weather is awful, cold, a strong westerly wind and occasional showers (it poured down early this morning.)
Although the lead cyclist only came past our intersection at 8.15am my crew and I were on station from 5.30am. We had the road closed by 6.00am and spent the rest of the morning fielding inquiries from motorists, most of whom were quite reasonable about the whole thing, as always we had the odd idiot who thought that he was more important than the wellbeing of the almost 2000 entrants but we’re quite adept at handling them and all in all things have gone rather well so far.
I’ll head back at about 1.30pm and help finish off the last hour or so.