Cameron "WhaleOil" Slater blogs:
Update on the challenge.
I have accepted Trevor Mallard’s challenge. He has rejected stepping in the ring (gutless) but has agreed to a re-match at Sporting Clays though that will have to be after the election. He needs to learn how to shoot and his shoulder is busted.
I don’t really care because I am going to kick his arse in the cycling on August 15 and he will have wrecked himself trying to man up in the cycling.
This promises to be an interesting diversion from mundane things such as the General Election and the Rugby World Cup. But there's also a serious side.
Over at Kiwiblog, DPF has blogged that he is prepared to put up $1000 to charity for this challenge; to CCS if Trevor Mallard wins, and to the Mental Health Foundation if the Whale is the victor. We can't quite match DPF's largesse, but we are good for $100 to the winner's charity. If you'd like to help out, we're sure that either of the nominated charities would be very happy.
WhaleOil started training at the weekend. Although Trevor Mallard has the cycling pedigree, he hasn't been able to ride since his unfortunate accident a couple of months ago, and may be some way from getting back on his bike. This could be a very close contest.
Lastly, we note that Trevor Mallard was last week confirmed as Labour's campaign manager for the 2011 General Election. We can't help but wonder what will be getting the lion's share of his attention in the weeks and months between now and September; Labour's election campaign, or a quest for honour. We wonder what Phil Goff makes of it all; we just hope that Trevor hasn't been blinded by SMOG!