Friday, October 22, 2004
been ill. Once I recovered from the accident on my bike and my arm had
healed - I came down with Labrynthitis 4 weeks ago.
This was a viral infection of my inner ear - causing me to loose my balance,
throw up, and have virtigo etc. Bloomin horrible - spent 2 days in St
Thomas's hospital in London and a further couple of weeks at home.
I am back at work now - but only 3 days a week and I still cannot drive or
ride my bike!
Hope it will all go away soon - I am still quite dizzy.
Thursday, July 15, 2004
I am riding for the British Heart Foundation on the 3rd October from Oxford to Cambridge - please sponsor me here: http://www.bhf.org.uk/sponsor/marksharrock/
This is a 70 mile road ride - a distance I have never covered before and I'll be doing it on my mountain bike! Go on - donate a few quid!
Last Thursday - riding along Grays Inn Road in London - a Blue Rover pulled out of a side street without looking. Unfortunately he pulled out right in front of me. I managed to stop by using my face to break on the tarmac and ended up in Hospital. Diagnosis - a fractured arm and a week off work to recover. Lots of swelling and bruising - my right knee is very painful as is my right wrist - which is in a splint to prevent me from twisting it. Still - am in one piece and there wasn't too much damage to the bike - scratches in the main.
Thankfully I was wearing a brand new Giro lid - as my head came down quite hard on the tarmac. It did it's job - cracked and dissipated the force - so thank you Giro - I am pretty sure if I hadn't been wearing it I would be in intensive care at the moment.
Recovering slowly - the use of my arm has not properly returned - I cannot grip anything and am having to type left hand only (getting quicker!)
As a goal - I have set myself the task of completing the Oxford to Cambridge bike ride on the 3rd October. 70 miles on road. The max I have done in a day is 50 miles off road - so this should be interesting, especially as I will be doing it on my mountain bike - so the gearing will be all wrong. If you fancy sponsoring me - please drop me a line, it's in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Monday, June 28, 2004
Saturday, June 26, 2004
I have got my web site up and running at http://www.clansharrock.co.uk/
Feel free to take a look - it has access to some of my photos, including my mountain biking trips.
Also there are some of my mothers underwater photography photos - she was included in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year book. Quite cool photos - just look under the link to Sally Sharrock.
Last year - myself and Alistair Biggin rode the West Highland Way in two days. I must have been a lot fitter then - but looking at the pictures I was just as fat! The whole story can now be found here: http://www.clansharrock.co.uk/west_highland_way.htm
The pictures are here: http://www.clansharrock.co.uk/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=album14
I wonder what our next mad trip will be….?
Only done a week of it so far, but it is quite adictive. Cycle to the station - about 9.5k and then put the bike on the train and cycle from the station to work - another 2k I guess.
Also started using the gym at work. I need to loose quite a bit of weight.
Sunday, May 23, 2004
What a great weekend - the weather has been wonderful. My parents phoned to say that they were back from Nambia - they both took their new digital cameras and Dad's taken about 1000 photos - Mom no doubt many more. My son went to a fancy dress as a cowboy - he looked way cool. Can't believe he is 4 years old already!
Need to speak to Jason Smith again - seem to have lost touch with him recently which is a shame.
The guy on my early train into London every morning comes up with a weird "Thought for the Day". Every day! Is there a book for these sorts of things?