Friday, November 9, 2012

Carcoar Cup Running Festival

In it's second year the Carcoar Cup has  doubled in entries and is a great social get together although many people put many hours of training into their run.
Us, well the kids are there to have a bit of fun and run in the Kids Cup. With 62 runners this year, H-Ho came in 39th and left her mother behind at the finish, who was only running the last 500 m with her anyway.
Missy dumped Mum as her running partner this year based on last year's performance - too slow. Dad was the choice this year and he had no worries keeping up with Missy's driving as fast as her chair would go in 4th gear. Missy came in 50th and enjoyed rounding up the kids as they tired towards the end, she gets so excited when she comes around the last bend towards the finish line and the Race Commentator is on the loud speaker saying her name.
Prime News filmed some of the race and if you go the link below you will see Missy coming across the finish line at the end of the video.

Kids Cup Entrants with their finishing medals.


  1. Great work girls! Can I ask about powerchair speed? Can you adjust it? Coop has speed 1-5 but he is needing it to go faster but unsure about the "rules" xx

  2. Hi Big Brother, Little Sister. Yes you can definitely adjust speeds, every aspect of of driving is adjustable, ie. turning speed, reverse speed, forward speed in each gear. You usually need a programming box thingy that the supplier would have.
    RULES - mmmm what rules??? I think it comes down to safety, our own kids safety and the safety of other kids running alongside our kids. Actually don't want Missy going any faster as a little distraction to her while driving can be dangerous. Missy likes to look at the faces of the people as she passes them in a race, this leads to some zig zag driving LOL