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.
Auskick, Melbourne and the MCG
I would be derelict in my duty as a footy follower if I went to Melbourne and did not go to the MCG……twice! Unfortunately the games I saw were 100 and 75 point smashings!
The Auskick was possibly more exciting than the AFL on this particular day.
Speaking of Auskick I spoke with members of the AFL and Auskick
program in Melbourne and let them know about our great group of expat Auskickers in Saigon!
Auskick will resume on August 14th at Parklands, however we will hold a free introductory sessionat 9.00 amonSunday 7th of August at the AIS sports centre to sign up kids for the new season.
The new season at parklands is planned as follows;
Starting Sunday 14th August, 9.00am.
Auskick Skills, Drills and Games!
Fee is 400,000 vnd per month (4 sessions) . Includes sports kits for all kids. Don’t forget your sun cream and hat! (Water supplied).
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.