Nutrition

Kona 2013 – Race Day Nutrition

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IM Triathlon Nutrition Strategy For a Sub 10hr Race 12th October 2013 was a great day for me. Racing in my 7th Ironman Hawaii in Kona, I had what felt like the perfect race which resulted in a 20 minute personal best time on the Hawaii course. The Hawaii Ironman is a triathlon consisting of […]

Race Report

Kona 2013

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My first Ironman in Kona was back in the day and my bike reflected that – an alloy Cervelo P3 (The Silver Bullet). I still miss that bike. Since then I have been aboard my trusty steed, Black & White Carbon P3 (I’d call it The Magpie but that has unfortunate football connotations). Very nice […]

Race Report

IM New Zealand 2012

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The short of the long of it – infamous IM NZ 2012 Well what can I say, NZ was an interesting challenge. As if Ironman wasn’t a tough enough race, try adding an element of uncertainty whether there’d be ANY race in NZ for 2012, then add an extra day to ponder (and carbo load) […]

Race Report

Kona 2011

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I’ve written a few race reports over the years (ok, a lot) and the hardest to write has always been the Hawaii Ironman report. Many, many words have been put to paper by many, many authors, describing in detail every nuance of the place, the race, the history and all the clichés that seem to […]

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IM Port Macquarie 2011

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Thought I’d let you know how things went up at Port Mac. It was my 10th finish of arguably Australia’s most prestigious triathlon, making things nice and even with 5 each of the old Forster course and now 5 in Port Macquarie (not mentioning the infamous 2006 race at Port and that speed hump that […]

Updates

Falls Creek Victoria 2011

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Falls Creek vs the Futile Chasing of PBs You’ve probably heard by now all about the awesome new long course triathlon at Falls Creek, Victoria. I lined up with 500-odd others (I think we were all a bit odd to be there) at the start of this brand new race, soaking in the atmosphere that […]

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Kona 2010

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Hawaii One-0 I’ll remember the 2010 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii for the harsh winter in Melbourne, Australia preparing for the race as much as the race itself. Against all odds, this was my fourth go at Ironman Hawaii in four years and another chance to nail a race on the most iconic of courses […]

Updates

IM Age Grouper – ‘How to’ Guide

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How to become an age group champion – the long way! 6 easy-to-follow steps to becoming Ironman Australia Age Group Champion Step 1: •Sign up for the inaugural Shepparton Half Ironman to get a taste of longer distance racing •Suffer through mid 30s heat in Shepparton, walk half the run and finally finish, saying you’ll […]

Training

Epic Camp NZ 2010

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Swimming, biking and running the length of NZ It’s now two days post-‘Epic Camp Length of NZ’, a 100 hour block of training over 2 weeks while traversing the entire Land of the Long White Cloud. I finally have the energy and motivation to start typing – the plan was to blog on a daily […]