Hey how was your Christmas? Hope it was awesome, and you had some quality time with friends and family.
A mate of mine in England found this recipe for 'the quickie' a simple and delicious looking smoothie with some healthy goodness in there too. Give it a whirl, and boost those "sex-drive-enhancing zinc levels" while you're at it!
After the last few days of eating very rich Christmas-y type foods (and imbibing more plonk than usual) I got thinking about moving back to more healthy eating - as you do. I found this handy site: NZ Nutrition Foundation, where there's all kinds of helpful information for people of all levels of fitness. Check it out if you need a shove in the right direction as you take on new goals for 2014.
Just a quickie blog to say Merry Christmas from Quickie Events! The pic is of me & Dad before a Christmas Eve bunch ride in Geraldine. Everybody was supposed to wear something wacky but we were the only ones who did! Oh well, it got a chuckle and was a fun ride.
Haven't been on road for years, but it felt great! Even got a hoon on Dad's brand new Pinarello which was AWESOME! Got to get me one of those. Maybe I could look at an on road Quickie at some stage? Hmmm, need to get my head around traffics management first.
Righto, well have a bloody great Christmas everybody, thank you very much for all your support over 2013, stay safe and catch you again real soon.
It's AWN people! The Icebreaker Quickie in the Quarry is happening, Saturday the 1st of March 2014, race start 8am.
I reckon we've got ourselves a humdinger of a course, it's shorter than other Quickies but unlike other Quickies it features some more tricky single track sections as well as some challenging uphill and fast downhill! That's for the mountain bike leg, the run uses the Quarry Rim Track both times - again, short and sweet but grunty with a decent climb to the top of the Quarry at the start, and some cool views from the summit.
Halswell Quarry Park is an awesome location for a Quickie and I greatly appreciate the help of Ranger Robbie out there, who's been very accommodating. Hopefully we get ourselves a good morning for it as we welcome in the first day of Autumn with The Icebreaker Quickie in the Quarry! Get your entry in Quickie smart.
What a cracker day for a blat around the Quarry! I popped up to refine the MTB course for the upcoming Icebreaker Quickie in the Quarry (1st March, 2014) and ended up plotting a new, much better one.
The course was going to be two loops of Crocodile and C2, but now it's just one, with the addition of a secret track I'll have to tell you about later. Wooo exciting! But I can tell you the track is 4.5km. I know! Seems short huh? Well trust me, it's a real gut buster and one course entrants will definitely need to have a practice on before race day. The majority is single track, and there are some quite technical sections downhill, as well as some gnarly uphill that will challenge pretty much everybody. Or at least I hope they will.
I hope this finds you well and healthy and having a great weekend.
Sunday the 1st December at Broad Park, Waimairi Beach saw perfect racing conditions for the Icebreaker Quickie on the Beach #2.
It was a great morning's event with some great times, no [serious] injuries and every single entrant received a prize. A massive thank you to Icebreaker for once again providing some awesome gear for prizes, and our new sponsor Cookie Time who supplied delicious and nutritious One Square Meal bites for the race packs which were very much appreciated and went down a treat! MIss Bliss also came to the party with vouchers for manicures (which were snapped up) and thank you to Manscape for the massage/hair cut vouchers (which also disappeared within seconds!) AND New York Deli for their loaded Hero Cards - damn they make a great sandwich!
Congratulations to everybody who took part in the Icebreaker Quickie on the Beach #2, you all freakin nailed it and the vibe was so relaxed, fun and friendly - exactly what we're going for with Quickie Events. To view all race results, check out the Quickie Racesplitter page.
And keep an eye out for the inaugural Quickie in the Quarry, coming your way March 1, 2014!
Hello Morgan Williams here, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the site, and the events appeal. Any questions just sing out!