They called me crazy …. it was the nickname that evolved out of the many adventures and activities I undertook ... It's kind of a long story but I'll keep it short if I can.
It all started when my eldest daughter got inspired by my competing in duathlons and deciding that she wanted to do the KiwiKids triathlon. Her problem was that she didn't want to train on her own and she didn't really want to train with me because she thought I was too fast for her. It got me thinking that if she didn't want to train alone then how many other children didn't want to train on their own.
At that point I was chairman of the school PTA and was teaching Boot Camp style fitness classes along with my own training for duathlons and then mountain bike races. I was in a unique position to be able to instigate a programme for the school children. Within two weeks I had a group of 30 children training for that years Weetbix triathlon which I continued doing for the next 5 years, along with the McDonalds duathlon and Bike Jams.