alexbedwell

Friday, July 28, 2006

Glory starts here

Sent off the entry for OMM this morning, 5 days before the closing date, could I be any more organised? But this means several things now. My training has a purpose, everything I do from now until the 28th of October is important and will decide how Matt and I do. My minimum aim is to make the chasing start, but I am not making a secret of the fact that I want to win.

So training might have to be done, I have already started! I have done 25km this week, and I'm doing a long hill reps session later. This is starting very lightly and I will build it up throughout the summer. So the OMM is a very good thing, not only will I get a prize for winning (hopefully) but I will be in the best shape of my life by the time I get there.

There it is then, Mission: OMM. Here it goes...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

We're all going on a summer holiday!

YEY! Holidays are amazing. It is official, orienteering is the greatest sport ever invented, simply due to its amazing social side.

We shall start with Lithuania. This was the best week of my life. Full stop. Amazing weather, brilliant (and cheap) beer along with some really quite brilliant company. The terrain was some of the best I have ever experienced, especially the 5th day of Takas, the relay day of JWOC. Scintillating would be one word I might choose to describe it. And the JWOC party itself was rather excellent, we just walked in, after all the worries about increased security.

Then a week, 4 days maybe, and off I flew to the O-Ringen in Halsingland in Sweden, 200km north of Stockholm. A hellish journey was rewarded by the awesome sight of an enormous campsite, home to almost 5000 caravans and tents for the week. I love the sheer enormity of this event, it is simply phenomenal. The orienteering was almost ridiculously complicated, but I finished 3 out of 5 days, injury restricting me on the second and third days. A quite amazing rest day saw us take in minigolf and go karting. I am not the fastest Briton, that would be Tom Bridge, still a close second isn't a bad result. A romantic kiss on the lake shore at sunset the night before (not with Tom) was also rather good. The party, or 6th Stage, was less fun than usual but provided its fair share of banter with someone getting arrested. All in all, this summer is heading towards being the best I've ever had.

And the Lakes5 is yet to come...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Royal Mail

i hate it.

Honestly, you put 3 first class stamps on a letter, you expect it to get to the address on the front. Of course you're yet to reckon with Royal Mail. Disgraceful quite frankly.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wow...dunno what I feel!

I sent my letter explaining everything yesterday. No response as yet...

I set up a last.fm account which is fun.

I also have discovered The Grates, who were supporting The Zutons on Saturday. They are actually well good! My baby, grr grr.

Monday, May 29, 2006

sleep on it

Sleep on it...yeh that was gonna work. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Went to see the Zutons last night. AWESOME. They were oh so very good. Sadly it made my lovelife far more complicated :( Say no more, say no more.

Oh yes, and Northern Rail is CRAP. That is all.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Geography examination.

Well apart from some dodgy question about coral reefs that was pretty easy to be honest with you. All good for now. I am well tired...and I want to go to Coed Y Brenin at some point over the bank holiday weekend. I have a renewed passion for mountain biking :)