With crazy traffic, air pollution, limited open spaces or parks, heat,
humidity & often no beaches for miles,
SPORT in S.E Asia can be a challenge! Posting since 2009, these are my stories of cycling, running, swimming, football, cricket, cross-fit, rock climbing, adventure racing, street chess
& many more sports in S.E Asia; including Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia & Sarawak, China, Singapore, Borneo, Bali..and a few adventures from my home town in Western Australia.
Almost 30 Students, Teachers and Parents from the Austalian International School of SaiGon competed in the Le Fruit Off road Triathlon at Mui Ne - 2011
Peter O and the AIS kids
Below are the results for all the AIS Students, Teachers and Parents who competed in the 2011 Le Fruit Mui Ne off road triathlon.
The race was held on the 21st May on Suoi Ngoc beach and run by Vietadventures.
Congratulations to all the AIS people who competed, especially the many first timers. It was a very challenging course but nothing was going to stop those people who had trained so long and hard for this. However despite the tough conditions and challenge just to complete the race I have not heard one person say they wouldn't like to do it again! Everyone had a great time!
The magic of these events is the fact teachers, parents and kids get to do something together! As much as we love cheering our kids on, and sometimes them cheering us on - there are not many sports where adults and kids all compete together. Special mentions to Mallory Beaumont - The youngest (possibly ever) 'sprint category' finisher! Jude Scott, Jay Russel, Thor Beaumont and Luc Kobberger who came first, second and 3rd in their categories and Ms Gamble - Who swam, rode and ran for 5hrs :10 minutes. Amazing!"
(Little to Big)
Gecko Children Category 50m open water swim, 2km mountain bike, 500m run
Jude Scott - 19.0 (1st boy)
Thor Beaumont - 19.0 (2nd boy)
Noah Kobberger - 21.0 (4th boy)
Petra Glazebrook - 22.0 (2nd girl)
Shay Natalotto - 22.0
Rebecca Skauen - 23.0 (3rd girl)
Gecko Junior Category 100m open water swim, 4km mountain bike, 1km run
Jay Russell - 29.0 min (2nd boy)
Luc Kobberger - 29.0 min (3rd boy)
Christopher Skauen - 29.0 min (4th boy)
Aiden Scott - 30.0 min (5th boy)
Darko Glazebrook - 31.0 min (8th boy)
Samuel Courtine - 33.0 min
Isabella Lambert - 37.0 min (5th girl)
Sofia Lambert - 37.0 min (6th girl)
Timothy Glazebrook - 39.0 min
Quinn Natalotto - 40.0 min
Sprint Category 350m open water swim, 20km mountain bike ride, 5km beach run
PerChristian Skauen - 1hr:50min (9th Man)
Ros Natalotto - 2:16 (10th Woman)
Branco Gojsic - 2:22
Craig Lambert - 2:34
Mallory Beaumont - Youngest Sprint finisher!
Noah Beaumont - (good on ya dad!)
Stamina Category 750m open water swim, 40km mountain bike ride, 10km beach run
This test involves dashing between 2 ends of a 20m distance at progressively faster intervals as the beeps increase in frequency. Starting at 6, the number of shuttles increase also for each level.
At age 32 I managed to achieve 11.9 score.At age 41 I manage an 11.0
According to the chart, my fitness has actually increased when considered against my age.
Richard - of Crossfit Saigon scored an impressive 12.2.
For a vey cool skate shop in Ho Chi Minh City check out F/IT sKATE ShoP.
Its at 37 hồ văn huê, phú nhuận - Not far from the train line crossing (on the way to the airport).
I was really impressed with their range of complete boards and their clothing and shoes!. 'Complete 'crime' board sets 1.4m. Vans shoes $40, Am skating shoes $20! Great little shop!
Wow! That was my reaction after witnessing the awesonme power and speed of the ultimate class of the moto GP series. These bikes blew me away!
A sprinkle of rain actually added to the spectacle, It was like a mini tornando as the bikes ripped passed the Marquez stand. Freakin awesome! The saturday qualifying was just as good as race day - both days must be seen.
The whole trip can be acomplished for a very reasonable price. 63 Euros for the 4 day pass, $35 / night hotel in Sepang and super cheap air asia flights put the package together at less than 500 bucks (Excluding beer money :) ).
Based on the above ive already committed to returning in 2017.