Author Archives: jontsnz

QTS#5 Robina Sprint Tri 2017

1:07:52 – Swim 12:40, Bike 35:54, Run 19:16 My last triathlon was April 2014, so it’d been almost 3 years since I’d toed the line. I hadn’t done any specific training for this race, and no taper – it was … Continue reading

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Marathon hopes dashed

As the sun sets on this rainy Saturday evening, so too it sets on my hopes for a sub 3 hour marathon in July.   Today the training plan called for 30km, with the first 10km fast (sub 4min/km pace) … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Bulletin 10km

Time: 36:39. 5th overall from 634 finishers. 1st in Age Group. The quest for a podium place continues! Although I finished 1st in my Age Group and 5th overall, this was a Fun Run so there were no Age Group … Continue reading

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Luke Harrop Sprint Tri 2014

1:06:55 – Swim 13:57, Bike 35:25, Run 17:33 Almost a podium. ALMOST! I ended up 4th place in my Age Group, only 12 seconds off 3rd. That’s pretty darned exciting for me because I’ve never podiumed in any race, ever. … Continue reading

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The sub 3 hour marathon training plan

With the 2014 Gold Coast Marathon fast approaching (13 weeks away), it’s time I mapped out a marathon training plan. The goal is simple: a sub 3 hour marathon. In theory, this is achievable based on last November’s 5km time … Continue reading

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Watch your Step!

Is your foot landing where you think it is? Several months ago I made an interesting discovery. I was running a pretty rough trail in Nerang Forest Park. Big loose rocks littered the fire-road, and beneath them were ruts and … Continue reading

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Trails and tribulations with the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 1.0

As I assemble my trail running gear and reach for a hydration pack, the SJ Ultra Vest presents a conundrum. On one hand, this is simply the most comfortable, lightest and least noticeable pack I’ve owned. But on the other … Continue reading

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