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Byron Bay 2012 Race Report

2:11:17 This race almost didn’t happen. A brutal headcold strangled me the day before the race. I simply couldn’t race. I went to bed early and miserable, knowing I was going to have to pull out of my only A … Continue reading

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Mooloolaba Triathlon 2012 Race Report

2:19:10 Surprise, surprise! A Mooloolaba PB by 6 mins, and an Olympic-distance PB (excluding the super-short 2011 Byron Bay tri) by 9 seconds! I went into the race with good bike fitness, but my swim had been hampered by an … Continue reading

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Parkrun comeback

Last May I shredded my calf fighting for third place in the 9th Main Beach parkrun. I didn’t get third but I got an 18:11 5km PB, …and months of recovery!! Today, 8 months and 33 parkruns later, I returned! … Continue reading

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2012 Port of Tauranga Half Relay

I spent 39 minutes of my birthday churning my way through a salty chowder, with 2,000 other triathletes. As I get older, birthdays are less of a celebration and more of an unpleasant reminder, so racing the Port of Tauranga … Continue reading

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Tour de Tri – 24hr Team Triathlon – Race Report

I was pretty relaxed about this race, perhaps too relaxed? I got a little packing done the night before, but not as much as I should have. The wife wanted to go out for dinner; I wanted to pack for … Continue reading

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Reuben Race Report

I’m filthy. I’m worn out. My legs and arms are covered in itchy scratches. And I feel bloody great! Welcome to rogaining! Today I got my first taste of a rogaine – a race where you are given a map … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Half Marathon 2011 Race Report

I went into this race with absolutely no idea of how I’d go. I left with a PB. Gotta be happy with that! Waking the kids at 4am was always going to make an interesting start to the day. They … Continue reading

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My last 5km race

The Morning… The gentle strum of the harp pulls me through the mist and back into my bed. 5:45am. Wake-up time! Today I race! I grope around under the bed for my phone, switch the alarm off and creep out … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – Reliving the Glory

I figured that since I’d sold my firstborn to buy my race photos, I’d better do something with them. So here they are: Out of the swim. Note the “Here is my race number” pose? This is how to make … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ 2011 Race Report

Ironman NZ 2011 Result – 11:53:10 Swim 1:14:24 T1 12:44 Bike 6:31:16 T2 7:30 Run 3:47:16 I had a rip-snorter of a race – even better than my best case scenario! My first goal was to finish, second was sub-13hrs, … Continue reading

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