Archive for August, 2012

Pembrey 5th August

Hi There

Racing at Pembrey at the weekend was on the interesting side, shall we say, for me. Qualifying was done on a drying track, and part way through I basically lost 2nd gear – not altogether it just didn’t want to engage properly – it meant I had to hold it in gear. The two races were done with the problem still there, but it had got slightly worst, as by then I couldn’t even release the clutch until I had got back on the accelerator; race 1 was a wet race, so a very tricky race with not only the gear problem but also not being able to see clearly due to the rain and spray; race 2 was bone dry, so at least I could push a lot harder and for a few laps stay up with a couple of competitors. I managed ok as I finished both races, I felt better in the 2nd race than in the 1st race – I think part of that was due to the weather and track conditions – but struggling with 2nd gear certainly wasn’t ideal as it was a distraction I didn’t need. The pace is there in the car and I know I’m capable of doing well, so there’s some hope in getting the car sorted for the October race at Pembrey and having a good go at having a good fight with my competitors. Overall a frustrating day, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

I ached a little from the weekend, had Monday off work to try a get myself rested and relaxed, then I go and do body pump on Tuesday after work, now I ache even more. I don’t know why I put myself through such punishment sometimes, but at the end of the day in general I feel pretty good.

Well I think that’s it for now folks. Time for bed 🙂

Take Care & God Bless



Hi guys

Sorry about not blogging much recently, I’ve been so caught up in the Olympics – especially the cycling (road and track events), swimming – that I’ve neglected mentioning anything about my racing.

Well I’m off racing this Sunday (5th August) at Pembrey. So if there is anyone who wishes to come along and say hello you are more than welcome. It is a historic moment for the Welsh Sport & Saloon Championship at Pembrey, as for the first time there will be a maxed out grid of 32 cars. So please come along and hopefully I wont feel quite so bad about racing whilst the Olympics is on.

Not much else to report at present; other than the usual; body pump on Tuesday, and a cycle ride – yes I’ve actually been able to go out for a ride as the weather was nice. I seriously need a new bike though, I’ve been looking at a couple of bikes – one is a nice black trek bike which has the option of having either mountain bike or road tyres on it; the other is a Women’s Vuelta racing road bike in white – but I will have to get my finger out to get that one at a resaonable price though. If anyone has any ideas on bikes ie which ones are good but not too expensive etc then I would be more than happy for any advice.

Take Care & God Bless


%d bloggers like this: