Steve Dummett

Toowoomba MS Swimathon

Part of Haden Sports Club

Dalby Triathlon 21Feb21

The Haden Sports Club was well represented yesterday at the Dalby Triathlon with Nathan Breust winning his Age Group and Kylie and myself winning the Sprint Teams Event.  It was an early start to the day at 2.30am to have bikes racked at 5am in Dalby and our race beginning at 7am.
I kicked things off in the team event doing a 750m swim.  Second out of the water to a far superior younger swimmer by about 2 minutes.  Kylie jumped on her bike and wore down the lead to return after 20km in front of the other teams.  I was then into a 5km run at break neck speed to try to capitalise on the lead that Kylie had given our team.  I was sure they were not far behind me so just kept pushing myself through to the end.  Only to find that we had extended the lead and found ourselves crossing the line in 1st Place.  
Haden Sports Club team has participated in this event for the last 2 years and managed to come 3rd each time.  It was a great surprise and at the same time recognition for the amount of training that we have been doing in preparation for the MS Swimathon amongst other events.  Thanks again for your support.
Haden Sports Club

Hell of the West - Done and Dusted

The Haden Sports Club is an unofficial club largely based upon triathlon athletes getting together for the occasional group training.
Last weekend we saw most of our members (a very loose term) participate in Hell of the West - A gruelling event that involves a 2km swim up and down the Macintyre River, a rough hot 80km bike ride and if that didn't excite you, they throw in a 20km run in the heat of the day to make sure you use up all your reserves.  
The swim was a highlight for many of the club, most ... i'd say all, have never experienced swimming past a rotting carcase before....the court is still out if it was a roo or cow, but it was well past its use by date.  Just imagine swimming at full steam and getting a lung full of that....certainly motivates you to swim faster and don't drink the water.
My specialty is the ride and I got stuck into it.  Absolutely loved it, with the exception to the railway tracks and maintained a very high wattage to average around 36km/h.
The run was fun, especially seeing the other 'club' members out there and offering their support.  It was a little slower than I had wished but with these things, there is always something to learn and improve upon.
Now the focus shifts to preparation for the MS Swimathon.  More swimming training to ready my shoulders for extended durations in the pool.  My goal is to complete about 4 hours of the 12 that the team has to finish.  I am expecting to complete about 10km in that time with micro-rests.  I have an olympic distance triathlon in Robina the next day so need to take it a bit easy.
Thanks for reading this far.  Thanks for your support and donations.  Catch you around the ridges.

Training

Hi, I've been training for almost 4 years now and I would be lying if I said it was for this event.  Truth of the matter is that I am extremely grateful that at 54 I can do the training that I do.  I know how debilitating MS can be for those diagnosed with it.  My training regime is for triathlons but more specifically Ironman events.  The MS Swimathon is right in the middle of our peak triathlon season and whilst it could effect my results a smidge, I think the cattle station is pretty safe.  When the call came out from one of the Haden Sports Club (Unofficial) members, I thought this is a great opportunity to give something back to the community and show my support and gratitude to those who support those with MS everyday.  Your support through a donation would be much appreciated by me and the beneficiaries of the cause.  Thank you for your support.

I am taking part in the 2021 MS Swimathon, to join the fight against multiple sclerosis.

 I am raising funds to show my support and your donation will make an impact to change the lives of people living with MS.

Did you know:

  • On average, more than 10 Australians are diagnosed with MS every week
  • The average age of diagnosis is just 30 years of age.
  • Three out of four Australians with MS are women

Your support will help fund essential services like physiotherapy, service coordination, counselling and symptom management, as well as MS research to look for better treatments and ultimately a cure for the disease.

Please DONATE to support our swim to help ensure no one faces MS alone.

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$515

Anonymous

$515

Glenn Skerman

$111.71

Startup Toowoomba

Thanks for all the efforts you put in Steve!

$111.71

Greg Banff

Well done Steve, such a good cause.

$107

Rob Crothers

Pick up the pace in the pool Steve! Not everything in the country has to be done at a snail's pace!

$104.40

Gavin Wolski

$67.86

Kez & Normy

Good work mate!!!!!

$58.46

Stephen Dummett

Essential community support group. More research needed and support for those diagnosed with MS along with their families.

$52.20

Peter & Jacqui

Well done guys. Great cause and terrific result.

$52.20

Tim Sullivan

Great cause Steve. Best of luck to you and the rest of the team!

$52.20

Dave Dummett

$52.20

Paul Francis

Good for you Steve

$52.20

Jimmy O'grady

Sorry I can't be there mate.👍💪

$52.20

Peter D

Great cause to support Steve. Good on you and the rest of the team for putting the effort in.

$37.58

Andrew Taafe

$37.58

Freddie Smoker

Onya Steve always going the extra yard for others.

$36

Matt Rose

Good luck! When are you two not doing something impressive!

$22.82

Meg Spry

All the best, we know how hard you train and raise money for charities.

$20.88

Anonymous

Well done mate great cause to get behind

$20.88

Lincoln Dummett

$15.66

Garth Ridley

Love what your doing. Keep up the good work.

$5.22

Steve Dummett