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Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby inshorebrawler » 18 Oct 2016, 07:18

Not looking good
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Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby Yako » 18 Oct 2016, 08:36

The search was resumed this morning, not looking good at all. our thoughts and prayers towards the family in such a trying time.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-18/s ... st/7941400
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Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby Digger » 18 Oct 2016, 09:24

As you get older you have to continually assess your capabilties and modify if necessary. In your early 60's ability will vary widely and age isnt necessarily a factor, though it might have been.

Not so much a problem of an ageing body but perhaps of a mind not admitting it?
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Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby bunyip » 18 Oct 2016, 09:44

Yes Rob, that is why I gave away skiing at 35 when my knees gave out after much abuse and fear of the knife.
Took up other activities such as more fly fishing which can involve some very long strolls and riding my pushy but I pass on the 152km round trip to work.
Who was the runner that wore gumboots from Sydney to Melbourne, Cliff????
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Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby laneends » 18 Oct 2016, 09:46

bunyip wrote:Who was the runner that wore gumboots from Sydney to Melbourne, Cliff????

I remember him, Cliff Young
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Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby bunyip » 18 Oct 2016, 10:08

Thanks, had a complete mental block, wasn't he in his 80's when he did that?
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Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby laneends » 18 Oct 2016, 10:31

bunyip wrote:Thanks, had a complete mental block, wasn't he in his 80's when he did that?

Won at age 61, but keeping on running when other competitors slept, Did some other long distance runs and died in his 80s. Married a young chick when he was in his 60's some time after that race...
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Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby Wind Waker » 18 Oct 2016, 14:44

laneends wrote:
bunyip wrote:Thanks, had a complete mental block, wasn't he in his 80's when he did that?

Won at age 61, but keeping on running when other competitors slept, Did some other long distance runs and died in his 80s. Married a young chick when he was in his 60's some time after that race...


The chick was probably what killed him...
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Re: Missing Kayaker - Phillip ISland

Postby Hvalross » 18 Oct 2016, 19:51

bunyip wrote:Yes Rob, that is why I gave away skiing at 35 when my knees gave out after much abuse and fear of the knife.
Took up other activities such as more fly fishing which can involve some very long strolls and riding my pushy but I pass on the 152km round trip to work.
Who was the runner that wore gumboots from Sydney to Melbourne, Cliff????


Cliff Young, ran for ages. It was the good life that got him in the end :thumbsup:
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