Monday, November 19, 2012


This past weekend was the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow, at the recently opened Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome; the first event to be held at the Velodrome. When tickets went on sale for the three-day event, they sold out in less than an hour. Luckily, G was on form and managed to get us two tickets to Saturday night's events. Saturday's events consisted of: 

Women's Sprint – Semi Final (1st)
Men's Omnium (Event 5) – Scratch 15km
Women's Sprint – Semi Final (2nd)
Men's Individual Pursuit – Finals
Women's Sprint – Semi Final (3rd i.r.)
Men's Keirin – 2nd Round
Women's Sprint – Finals (1st)
Men's Omnium (Final event) – 1km Time Trial
Women's Sprint – Finals (2nd)
10 Men's Keirin – Finals (places 7-12)
11 Men's Keirin – Finals (place 1-6)
12 Women's Sprint – Finals (3rd i.r.)
13 Women's Omnium (Event 3) – Elimination

It was such a fantastic and exciting night; I absolutely loved watching the keirin and elimination races. Even more impressive was the velodrome itself and I am so excited that we weegies finally have our very own velodrome - not too many cities can boast of such a thing. Very shortly, G and I are going to our first accreditation session at the velodrome, in order to get certified so we too can cycle on it. 

The shocking and sad moment Jason Kenny crashed out of the keirin final 

And finally, I've been experimenting with sugar-free baking/ cooking and made some raw "peanut butter cookies". Inspired by this recipe, I mixed it up by making these "cookies" with raisins, peanut butter (the no sugar added variety, obviously), hazelnuts and extra vanilla extract. Delicious! 

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