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Monday, April 2, 2012

Fine Start, Fine Art..

This was an exciting week for us as Pat he contested his first decathlon of the season in Arizona. It went extraordinarily well!  He began by running the second fastest 100m of his career and jumping a seasons best in the long jump.  The next event was the "builder" as Pat had a massive throw of 14.65m in the shot put. This was the first time in the 14m range outdoors (although his PB is 14.86m).  This clearly pumped him up as he tied his PB of 1.90m in the high jump.  This momentum carried Pat to his second best 400m to finish off with a day one PB of 3570.  

This mojo then carried over to Day 2 where Pat started off the gruelling day with a 0.2s PB in the 110mH running 15.38s. He followed that with a 37cm PB in the Discus, throwing 47.47m.  Now it was to the event Pat was really looking forward to, the pole vault.  Despite not continuing on the "PB Train" Pat jumped 2cm off his PB which he recorded a couple weeks ago.  Pat finished off the decathlon throwing 58.98m in the Javelin and 5:05.8 in the always painful 1500m, concluding his OPENING decathlon with a PB decathlon total of 7086pts.  Congrats to Pat, Damian (7977pts) and Jamie (7706) on an exciting start to our 2012 season!

This week was much less exciting for Reid and myself who, enjoyed a "lovely" one week period with no internet (because Bell sucks).  While Reid was still recovering (although he is back this week!) from a rib injury, and I was still enjoying a reduced work load, we had plenty of time to create our own fun.  Inspired by a great British improv show we decided to create an interpretive dance to a hit 90's pop-rock boy band song. Take a look at how the pros do it.  

Now take a look at our attempt. We encourage you to attempt our "masterpiece" on mute and see if you can guess the song.  If anyone is able to guess it I applaud you; you are one of the smartest people in the world...Fact!  

Reid also had a lovely visit from his mother this weekend and I benefited from a couple of dinners and a fully stocked fridge: score!

On another note the University of Ottawa Gee Gee's held their annual Athletic Banquet on Saturday night with a fine showing by Track and Field members.  Most notably Michael Robertson (400m) who won the coveted Male Athlete of the Year Award beating out some tough competition.  Congratulations to all Gee Gee's team members on a fine season.


  1. HAHAHAHA I think I enjoyed that video way too much. Excellent work!