Bogans and Bombers – the most inspirational prep talk ever

Check out the special pre race prep talk Megs gave us.. We are soooo professional.. It is just days before the event and we are talking about Bogans and Bombers

Starting on ANZAC Day

To: Kate Rippon; Oswin, Ryan; Adam Evans

Subject: M2M this is happening!!

Ok Team, It’s time for Team Captain Pep Talk. . . . . . As I’m sure you are aware, the M2M is happening this weekend.  TNP have been competing in this event since it first started, we have a lot of supporters, so I expect a good showing this year.

You will be pleased to know that as Team Captain, I am setting an example with my taper which I started last week.  I hope you have all done the same.  We want fresh to really fresh legs for the big day.  To be honest I have been tapering for my bike leg since Australia Day so I should be good to go.

I also have another cold, so that’s good news too.

We have to register for the event either Friday in town or Saturday in Marysville.  Adam and I will be in Marysville on Saturday. Plan is to drive two cars until we get to the last transition and then one car into the city from there.

Bring snacks, warm clothes, changes of clothes and all the crap you need to complete your leg.  I think we are good to go. . . .did I miss anything??? Happy ANZAC Day kids.

GO BOMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers Meaghan Meaghan Barry


To: Meaghan Barry; Kate Rippon; Adam Evans

Subject: RE: M2M this is happening!!  Hey Capt and team members, Good leadership email – feeling very inspired. Don’t forget to drink lots of water and make sure you lift with your knees, not your back. Also remember to Sip, Slop, Slap (Leadership gold right from the handbook).

Bombers paying $2.20 while Bogans paying $1.82 – how does that work, would have thought Bombers would have been favourites after 4-0. I am 2/3 prepared for this event.

The three pillars of preparation are:

1. Training

2. Carb Loading

3. The Taper

Like I said I am 2/3 prepared……….

Cheers Ossie


From: Meaghan Barry 

Turns out I am also 2/3 prepared for the event. . . . . At least we are consistent.  What a team. Unlike the Bombers.  We almost get beaten by GCS and then we smash Carlton.

What the? GO BOMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If this is the most inspirational speech you have ever heard, pass it on, why not recommend this blog to someone who you think might enjoy reading about a middle aged, middle of the pack athlete competing in a year of adventure races.

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