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Challenge Aarhus

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Last week I travelled to Aarhus in Denmark without Stephen and Charlie. I was nervous about being away from Charlie but in the end it sounded like Stephen and Charlie did absolute fine without me! With the help of Megan, Stephen was able to train as he needed to and Charlie got to play with Megan!
Yesterday was the race, it was a half distance. I raced it last year too but this year the course was totally different for the swim and bike. It was forecast to rain like last year so I was prepared for a cold wet race but in the end the sun came out and it made for very pleasant racing conditions!
Lisbeth and I seemed to find each other in the swim again just like last year, we battled our way around and came out some good few minutes down on Jodie, Camilla and Michelle.
On the bike Tamsin Hayes from New Zealand and I rode with similar strengths around the 2 lap twisty bike course. When I got off the bike I really felt like I had my run legs which was a nice surprise and left Tamsyn and went on the chase for Michelle. I never caught Michelle but got a lot closer to her than I was at the start of the run.

on the finishing carpet at Challenge Aarhus 2013. 4th place

It was very nice to have a positive race after such a disappointing day at Ironman Lanzarote.
Well done Camilla for the win, Jodie with the close 2nd and Michelle for 3rd. The 3 of them were very strong.
ThankYou Challenge Aarhus race organisers for a well organised fun race, hope to see you again next year.

Now I am on the train to Copenhagen Airport, it’s quite a treat they provide Internet while you travel!
Am looking forward to being back with Stephen and Charlie!
I’ll keep you updated with what my next race is,
Bella

Sands Beach Resort Lanzarote

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

We have just left Sands Beach Resort after 8 months. Everyday was perfect at SandsBeach and we cant wait to be back there.
ThankYou to all the Sands Beach Team who made us feel so welcome and happy.

Here are some photos of our time at Sands Beach

we spent many hours playing football in the park.  Tennis and Football are Charlie's favourite sports.

we spent many hours playing football in the park. Tennis and Football are Charlie’s favourite.

Charlie at reception with the very efficient Monica!

Charlie at reception with the very efficient Monica!

The Restaurant staff were brilliant.  And the food is amazing.

The Restaurant staff were brilliant. And the food is amazing.

we have met a lot of friends at Sands Beach.

that pool is the best :)

that pool is the best :)

we spent a lot of time in this gym room, stretching, exercises and football!

we spent a lot of time in this gym room, stretching, exercises and football!

Charlie at the lagoon, watching the fish or playing in the sand is always a hit!

Charlie at the lagoon, watching the fish or playing in the sand is always a hit!

canoeing on the lagoon is fun.

canoeing on the lagoon is fun.

One of Charlie's first words was "Buddy".  Everyone loves Buddy!

one of Charlie’s first words was “Buddy”. Everyone loves Buddy.

with Juan Carlos the day we left, ThankYou for all your support.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

with Juan Carlos the day we left, ThankYou for all your support. We look forward to seeing you soon.

At the Airport.  Bye Lanzarote.  See you soon.

At the Airport. Bye Lanzarote. See you soon.