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Formula 1

So I am now back from a somewhat impromptu visit to Melbourne. Nigel and I and an amazing time. It was just incredible to be at such an international sized event, seeing the work gone into making it happen, and just experiencing the atmosphere. It was great being a twilight race, the first time they have done that at Melbourne, cos it meant we had the opportunity to cruise into the city and checkout the sights and sounds in the morning, before heading out to the track later in the afternoon. One of the highlights was being one of the first out of tens of thousands of people being able to storm the track at the end. We were right up against the podium for the presentations. I did think we might have made it on TV, but I have now seen the coverage, and it shows people on the track about 5 min after the race ended. We were there within seconds.

All in all it was an excellent time. I have some fairly tortured feet to show for it, we would have walked some serious Km’s each day, and part of the chemo side effects is that I get really dry feet, contributing to the blister carnage. I am literally hobbling at the moment until they recover.

Click the image below to see photos from our time over there.

Storming the fence at the end of the race

Storming the fence at the end of the race

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  1. Nigel
    March 31, 2009 at 10:24 am

    How good was that! (said in an aussie twang)

  2. James H
    March 31, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hey Jared, James H here (BYH PN ’98, Hillsborough Baptist…). It was awesome eh. I was in Melbourne too. General admission didn’t afford such a good view though, some of your photos are great. Quite an upset result, but a great one to be there for.

    Never been to Melbourne before, its a pretty cool place.

    I was telling my flatmate Son’ Maugham about it and we figured out she knows you from a One tree hill flat. Sends best wishes.

    James

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