Were you in the Puffing Billy Great Train Race this morning?

If you were, I have a number of shots of people passing under the Trestle Bridge as the train was passing over. Here is one to whet your appetite. There is a link below to view a lot more. If you are one in one of these photos feel free to contact me to get a larger copy for yourself.

5th May 2013

The race is on!

The race is on!

You can see more pictures here at Facebook.

Winners Steve Kelly and Sarah Klein show their stuff below:

Steve Kelly shows his stuff

Steve Kelly shows his stuff


Lisa Klein out in front

Sarah Klein out in front


Do you want to participate in The Great Train Race 2014?  I hear that entries for the 33rd Great Train Race will be only available online. As runner numbers will be capped it’s important that your email address is registered for notification. You can do this by clicking here.

Spring is in the air! II

I’m not a footy fan at all but it would be very remiss of me not to mention the footy (Australian Rules) at this time of the year because, after all, the Grand Final is just around the corner.  Beware those who plan weddings and other events when the grand final is on! It’s been known to happen 🙂

Whether or not you follow the footy (and it seems to be a religion here in Melbourne) almost everyone wants to know who the winner is and you can often catch my husband and I watching the last quarter on TV if we’re not out doing something else.  Kind of depends on the weather.

I have no idea who might be playing in the finals, perhaps someone can enlighten me in a comment below. And I know that it is usually the last weekend in September but sometimes the first weekend in October.  Seems 1st October is it this year, one of our daughters has a wedding anniversary that day.

If you’re visiting Melbourne during that time and want to book tickets, you might get lucky by visiting this site.

Win a family pass to Yamaha Phillip Island Superbike Event

Win a family pass to the 2011 Yamaha Phillip Island Round Superbike World Championship 25-27 February

2011 Yamaha Phillip Island Round Superbike World Championship

Superbike racing is all about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance four-stroke street bikes, with seven manufacturers set to battle it out for the 2011 world championship – Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati, BMW and Aprilia.

Want to know more? Then click here.

Great weather for the UCI Road Championships

If you’re into cycling you may well be watching the coverage of the UCI Road World Championships being held in Geelong today, which is not that far from Melbourne. Gorgeous weather, our Spring has really just begun.  Of course the Australian favourite is Cadell Evans but there are lots of great riders there and favourites from other countries.

It’s not being covered live online as far as video footage is concerned but there is a regular live update (text) here.

This race has a bigger audience (156,000) than the AFL GF yesterday and it cost nothing for anyone to go along to watch it.  Great event, gorgeous day, great location.  And those overseas watching it get to see our beautiful ocean and the lovely Geelong city and surroundings.