Friday, March 6, 2009

Go Gooner

Our compatriot author Gooner is participating in tomorrow's Taupo triathlon. He is attempting to better his time from previous events. He has trained hard and in so doing must have trod nearly every footpath and roadway on the North Shore.

If you see a very tall skinny bloke with a facial expression of grimly fixed determination breasting the finish line, that'll be our Gooner. Please wish him well and cheer him on, even if you don't know his real name.

Go Go Go Gooner

http://www.tricape.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/triathlon_finish.jpg

Hang on a minute! That looks like him in number five regalia. Naah, can't be. He's be in ACT colours not bloody green.

11 comments:

Inventory2 said...

All the best Gooner - you're a better man than me Gunga Din!

Lou Taylor said...

Yes best wishes Gooner.

Anonymous said...

All the best Gooner. My bet is that there will be visual overload of
"very tall skinny blokes with a facial expression of grimly fixed determination breasting the finish line"

Well done those men I say
DavidW

Anonymous said...

Go for it Gooner All the best

gd

ZenTiger said...

He's so fast, we wont even see him.

Go Gooner.

Skyman said...

Go Gooner Go!

LaFemme said...

Run, Forest! Run!

thedavincimode said...

Adolf

Is Gooner aware of the huge increase in the size of his carbon footprint that this will create relative to him sitting on his arse on the couch doing nothing?

PM of NZ said...

Silly buggers chomping into their limited lifetime quota of heartbeats.

Gooner said...

Thanks all. Back home in Auckland now having crossed the finish line somewhere between 12 & 13 hours. Also managed to raise close to $2k for Cystic Fibrosis which was pleasing. The 'only' downside was managing to construct a 'delhi belly' at the start of the marathon.

Ever tried to run a marathon feeling like you've just gobbed down last night's Chicken Vindaloo? Thought not. Me neither until Saturday at about 3:15pm. I don't recommend it. Funny thing is it's like a lot of life's problems: you just figure out a way of dealing with it and carry on. Eventually I came right but I was on track for a PB until that happened. Oh well, there's always next year (Tui ad goes here).

Gooner said...

And actually I wore Blue. That's National's colours. Gotta do something about that next year!