Wednesday, 2 April 2008

THESE CLOWNS ARE ON THE ROAD

GIBBS FAMILY CIRCUS LEAVES TOWN
These clowns Lachlan and Chloe (photo taken way back in 2006) and
the rest of the family are hitting the road
Tomorrow, Thursday morning 5am we are heading off to Port Macquarie (1375km – 854 miles)meeting some family members along the way.
Car 1 Max, Alison, Michael
Car 2 Melanie Daniel Lachlan Chloe
Car 3 Amy Ryan Riley
Car 4 Sue John (my sister & BIL)

We will get to Port Macquarie Friday late morning.
Once in Port Macquarie we will meet up with more family
Car 5 Kylie Phil Olivia (niece & family)
Car 6 Sue Bill (Max sister & BIL)
Car 7 Megan Andrew (Max sister & BIL)

So this circus is all holidaying at Port Macquarie to watch Max compete in the Australian Ironman starting at 6.30am on Sunday 6th April. Check it out.
He hopes to complete the race of 3.8 km(2.36 miles) swim, 180km (112 miles)bike ride followed by a 42.2km (26.2 miles)run in about 11 hours.
Mad Max indeed.

We will all be wearing a team shirt like this one that Max is modelling for you

The back only looks crooked cos Max is standing awkwardly.
It is an amazing event – the stamina these Ironmen and Women have is unbelievable. The training that goes into it is extremely demanding but if you want to compete in such a gruelling event then you must be prepared or suffer the consequence. They have to make sure they have enough fluid and food along the way grabbing what they want from the various aid stations along the course.
As the wife of someone competing in an event like this it is emotionally draining because I have seen first hand what can happen if they are not properly prepared and don’t get enough nutrition. There is nothing more gut wrenching than seeing your loved one struggle to complete this event.

So wish us well as we head off for our adventure.We will be back on 13th April when I will hopefully be able to post that Max finished the race in a time that he is happy with


49 comments:

Jodie said...

The very best of luck to you Max.!!!

Natasha Burns said...

Oh my goodness!!! Go Max!!! I'm tired just thinking about it! I can't even run for 2 minutes let alone 42 kilometres!! Hope the whole trip is exciting for all the carfuls!

Lori said...

i love the picture of the babes!!! GOOD LUCK MAX!!!

Nora Lee said...

My best wishes to Max on Sunday! I can't imagine how hard that would be to train and compete in those events. Much admiration to him!

Have a safe trip, and can't wait to hear how everything goes.

Sandra

mylulus said...

Looks like its going to be a great trip.
have fun!
Sandy

love.boxes said...

Go Mad Max! Have fun everyone!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow! I wish your family many blessings while on your trip! That is so cool....and I love the lil clowns!
I am having a 200th post giveaway on Friday...not sure if you'll be home then but I will have it up for quite a few days...
Hugs,
Robin

Deb said...

Wishing you the best of luck Max! Have fun everyone at such an amazing event.

Sugar Bear said...

Go Max! We are all cheering for you.
Karla

Gail McCormack said...

I think I've missed you Alison, you should be well on the road by now, just in case you have use of the internet at some stage........
GOOD LUCK MAX!!! I hope you all enjoy your break away together, it sounds like fun. I'll be watching out for the telecast. Cathch up when you get back.
p.s. the T.shirt looks great!
xo

shabby chic said...

yes good luck max !,have lots of fun and take lots of photos XX

Fete et Fleur said...

How very wonderful!! Best of luck to Max.

Wishing you all a wonderful time with your family.

Nancy

Linda said...

I love the shirt you all will be wearing. Best of luck to Max! Have a great trip and see you when you get back. Hugs, Linda

bluemuf said...

Allison, Wish Max the best of luck. and I know all of your will have a fantastic time together.

Karen

Rosemary said...

Wow!! Good Luck Max!
Rosemary

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Have a fun and safe trip...
Sounds like fun...well not the running! lol
~XX~
Kathy

Amy said...

Iron man? Cool! Wonder if it will be broadcast here on cable tv?

PAINT MINE PINK said...

GOOD LUCK MAX, i dont think you'll need it though.

Safe driving and have fun!
Alison,Sorry i missed you b4 you left.
chat when you get back!

Luv Shann
xo

Adla said...

Alison, do have fun at Port macquarie with the whole troop. We will all be cheering for MAX from here... All the Best to him...and can't wait to hear from you when you get back...have a safe trip.

Hugs, Adla

Sue said...

Wow, Max has plenty of support!! Go Max!! We wish him well, just being a competitor is good enough!
Sue

Country Wishes said...

Best of Luck Max!! Have a great time!!

Bristol said...

Oh my good luck to Max!
Bristol

Felicia said...

Enjoy it :)

laura said...

This is exciting! And it sounds great that so much family will be along. Lucky you, such a specimen for a husband. Looking forward to reading all about it.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Lots of luck Max. And Alison, I know what you mean about watching someone you love compete...urgh the stomach wrench. I am sure Max will do great. Blessings, Karen

The Rose Room said...

How cool that you are all going. Good luck to Max, my brother has done Iron Man before, its a real test of dedication and endurance. He'll be fine:) Rachael

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

MAx!!

You go get em tiger!!

Tho you don't look to happy about having to pose for Alison here!! :-)

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hope you all have a wonderful time, Go Max Go, where behind you all the way!

Hugs
Kirstie

Jennifer Conway said...

Oh! Sounds like great fun!! Go max go!!

Sarah said...

Hi Alison,
Good luck Max!
I hope you are all enjoying your time on the road.
Hugs,
Sarah xx

purpleflowerfairy said...

e*n*j*o*y! sounds like FUN =) debbie

cherished*vintage said...

Go Max!! Have a fun time with all the family. Be safe!
-Karoline

COLLS GARDEN said...

Alison, so sorry if I missed you guys. I hope it all goes wonderfully well. WAY TO GO, MAX!! Here's hoping he does really well AND that you & all the family have a wonderful time in Port Macquarie.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh my gosh, How FUN! Blessings... Polly

Michelle said...

Have fun at the race!

Siobhan said...

Good luck Max!!! All the best.
Siobhan xo

Lina said...

Good luck !!!!

Jeanne said...

Have a wonderful trip and good luck to Max!

Monica said...

Wow how fun and sweet that your family will be there to support him!
GO MAX!!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Have a great trip! Good luck, Max!! Love your pretty button collection!
Michelle

Tara said...

Best of luck Max!

Shabbyfufu said...

WOW....and I thought that Mr Fufu was in good shape running his half marathons. Best to Max and you too!

Vintage Tea said...

Having returned from my trip I can now wish you all the best for yours!

Good lick to Max, can't wait to hear all about it!

Victoria x

Sandra Evertson said...

Absolutely Adorable little clowns!
Sandra Evertson

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Best of luck MAX!!! Hope you all have a great time...
Penny

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Alison, glad to see your back, how did Max do? and the rest of your trip? I'm sure we all will find out soon when you post it. Thank-you for dropping in.

Hugs
Kirstie.

Miss Rhea said...

Hope you had a Blessed time !! That is a great t shirt Max !! :)

Vickie said...

Good luck Max!! Can't wait to hear how you do.

rochambeau said...

Congrats to Mad Max! You are a good Cheerleader Alison!
Thanks for dropping by. You brightened my day!

Constance