This blog is by Chris Bennett, a 50+ year old who enjoys running, cycling and triathlons, even though he isn’t particularly good at the latter (especially the swimming).
A Civil Engineer by training, I work for the World Bank in the transportation sector. This means lots of travel so I get to train in very interesting – and not so interesting – places. Originally Canadian, we lived from 2003-9 in Washington D.C. which is a great city to train in, with many clubs and places to escape the city. If you have to live in a large city in America, this is a hard place to beat. I started triathlons while living in D.C.
From 2010 I’ve been based at the World Bank’s office in Sydney Australia and working in the Pacific Islands. My wife runs the Cat’s Pjamas Bed & Breakfast near Nelson New Zealand at the north end of the South Island. It’s a great place to train and the Endless Pool will hopefully attract some triathletes as guests.
I love cycling and my web site www.lpcb.org has my trip journals from cycling San Francisco to Maine, mountain biking the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico, following the Tour de France, and more. It also has all my technical publications and papers if you are a glutton for punishment.
My race – and life – support is through my long-suffering wife Lis Pedersen. Originally Danish, we met in New Zealand where she was my nurse in hospital. I may have got a bad knee, but that was a small price to pay for a wonderful wife. She is a self-appointed ambassador extolling the virtues of New Zealand to anyone who will listen.
Christopher R. Bennett and Lis Pedersen
e-m: chris[at]lpcb . org
Phone: +1-703-957-9443 (Voicemail)
Fax: +1-270-294-6240 (eFax)