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2016: Let’s do this!!

I’ve always liked turning the page into a new year: reflecting on the year past, planning for the year ahead and even new year resolutions (don’t judge me!). I’ve just about wrapped up my racing plans for the year and my schedule is looking a bit like this: 10 Jan        Pucon 70.3 […]

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THE 2015 blog…

November is not an obvious time to be writing my first blog of 2015 but better late than never. Kona was a little over 5 weeks ago so I will start there and who knows, maybe I’ll get around to writing another in 2015. This year was my seventh year racing on the Big Island. […]

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Challenge Bahrain and other stuff

There was a whole lot of hype around Challenge Bahrain and the event lived up to expectations.  The race organisers put a lot of effort into gathering quality fields on both the men’s and women’s field and there was some fast and close racing.  We were treated very well and it sounds like the age […]

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Kona 2014

Sometimes you cross the finish line and you almost immediately have perspective on your race. My Kona 2014 race has taken a little longer to find that.  I went in with the smoothest preparation I have had probably for any race.   I felt fit, strong and in a good place to really challenge for […]

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Challenge Roth 2014

Challenge Roth: it’s a distant but good memory. I am not sure this counts as a race report as it comes so long after the race. Since then I have holidayed with Brett and my family in Garmisch, returned home to Boulder, spectated at the inauguaral Ironman Boulder and well, I am now inhabiting a […]

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Boulder 70.3

I’m a little late but here it is – a few words about my Boulder 70.3 race last week – my 2nd 2nd in two weeks.   This was the first time I’ve done the “dirty double” although I can see that the DD is old news:  I know at least two people who went […]

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Kansas 70.3

This is just a quickie but I did have to post something as Kansas 70.3 was my race completed of 2014.  Yehaw! to that! This was my second time doing Kansas 70.3 and I had nothing but good memories about the event from 2012.  A well organised event, a beautifully challenging course, heat and well, […]

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Galveston 70.3

Two blogs in two weeks. Whoah! ‘m in danger of becoming a regular blogger. It was tempting to brush my visit to Galveston last weekend under the carpet. I don’t really want to shout about my DID NOT FINISH. It’s a result I am finding hard to swallow but my 24 hours is up: time […]

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Kona 2013

I’ve put off writing my race report as I didn’t really know where to start. Of course there’s the race day itself, but there’s also the days and months leading up to that moment went you’re treading water in the warm Pacific waters, waiting for the gun to go. Coming into the Ironman World Championships […]

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Don’t mess with Texas

There was a common theme to Saturday’s race and that was HEAT. It was hot. Really hot. I became a little obsessed: I think heat/hot got ten mentions in my speech at the awards banquet. I’d arrived into The Woodlands on Wednesday to pretty pleasant temperatures but as the week went on it was clear […]

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